The hyperfine interaction in the A Π 12 2 and X +2 states of ytterbium monofluoride

Timothy Steimle, Tongmei Ma, Colan Linton

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Abstract

The fine and hyperfine interaction parameters in the A Π 12 2 (v=0) and X +2 (v=0) states of the odd metal nuclear spin isotopologues of ytterbium monofluoride, Yb171 F and Yb173 F, have been determined from an analysis of high-resolution laser induced fluorescence spectra of the A Π 12 2 X +2 (0,0) band. The observed ground X +2 (v=0) state Yb171 (I=12) Fermi contact parameter is significantly smaller than that determined from the matrix isolation electron spin resonance measurement [Van Zee, J. Phys. Chem. 82, 1192 (1978)]. An interpretation of the Yb 173,171 magnetic hyperfine and nuclear electric quadrupole coupling parameters is given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number234316
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume127
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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

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