The fine and magnetic hyperfine structure of 87SrF in its X 2Σ+ state

Y. Azuma, W. J. Childs, G. L. Goodman, Timothy Steimle

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A molecular beam rf-optical double resonance experiment was performed on 87SrF in its naturally occurring abundance ratio. The natural occurring abundances of the strontium isotopes are 86Sr (9.8%), 87Sr(7.02%), and 88Sr (82.5%). Numerous magnetic dipole allowed transitions between ρ-doublets in the X 2Σ + state were measured to an accuracy of 3 kHz. The observed spectra were analyzed in terms of an effective Hamiltonian which includes the magnetic hyperfine and electric quadrupole interactions arising from the 87Sr (I = 9/2) and 19F (I = 1/2) nuclei. The extracted spectroscopic hyperfine parameters were interpreted in terms of a simple molecular orbital picture for the electronic nature of the X 2Σ+ state. A comparison is made to previous results for the more abundant 86SrF and 88SrF isotopic forms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5533-5538
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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