JOE P. HARRIS, TIMOTHY G. WRIGHT, ADRIAN M. GARDNER, ANNA ANDREJEVA, NICHOLAS A. BESLEY AND OLGA V. ERSHOVA, School of Chemistry, University Park, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom; JACEK KLOS, Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.
Spectra of the NO-Ar complex have been recorded using REMPI spectroscopy in the region corresponding to transitions to the 3p Rydberg states in uncomplexed NO. Additionally, spectra have been simulated using ab~initio techniques with the aim of better understanding this region, as previous favourable results have been obtained using a similar approach for the 3s Rydberg state\footnoteJ.~Klos, M.~H.~Alexander, R.~Hernández-Lamoneda and T.~G.~Wright J.~Chem.~Phys. , \textbf129, 244303 (2008). Excellent agreement with the REMPI spectra is seen for the 3p state simulation. Results on the 3p state will be discussed, along with extension to other NO-Rare Gas complexes.