The permanent dipole moment of yttrium dicarbide was determined using optical stark measurements. The output of a free jet supersonic expansion, containing the reactive products of an ablated yttrium metal rod in the presence of a CH4/argon mixture was used to produce the molecular beam sample. The observed Stark pattern is in conformity with the quantum number assignment of the optical spectrum.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry