Quantum mechanical calculations support Mulliken's conclusion that the short-wavelength portion of McLennan's diffuse band spectrum represents the highly structured continuum of the I2D1Σu+→ X1Σg+transition. Certain properties of this system make it interesting as a possible basis for a tunable UV laser and as a relative intensity standard for the 1800-4500 Å region. © 1974.
Tellinghuise, J. (1974). The McLennan bands of I2: A highly structured continuum. Chemical Physics Letters, 29(3), 359–363. https://doi.org/10.1016/0009-2614(74)85122-5