Stark and Zeeman effect in the [18.6]3.5 - X(1)4.5 transition of uranium monofluoride, UF

C. Linton, A. G. Adam, Timothy Steimle

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Abstract

High resolution spectra of the 0-0 band of the [18.6]3.5 - X(1)4.5 transition of uranium monofluoride, UF, obtained using a laser ablation spectrometer, showed a perturbation in the upper state. Examination of the Stark and Zeeman effects yielded permanent electric dipole moments of 2.01 and 1.88 D and magnetic g-factors of 3.28 and 3.26 for the ground and excited states, respectively. Both the dipole moment and g-factor of the ground state are in good agreement with ab initio calculations [I. O. Antonov and M. C. Heaven, J. Phys. Chem. A 117, 9684 (2013)]. The Zeeman effect results confirm that the ground state arises primarily from the U+(5f37s 2 4I4.5)F- configuration and suggest several possible configurations for the upper state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number214305
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume140
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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