Accession Number:

AD0256273

Title:

CRYSTAL SPLITTING OF SYMMETRIC TOP ROTATIONAL LEVELS

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Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD CARLYLE BARTON LAB

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A study is made of the rotational states of an XY3 non-planar symmetric top molecule trapped in a nitrogen lattice at low temperatures. Symmetry considerations and group theoretical techniques are indicated as eliciting general features of the problem. Rotational level splittings are calculated under the assumption of dipole-quadrupole forces. It is found that the crystalline field strongly mixes those rotational states populated at the temperatures considered. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE