The permanent electric dipole moments and magnetic hyperfine interactions of ruthenium mononitride, RuN

Timothy Steimle, Wilton Virgo

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Analysis of the optical Stark spectra for the low rotational branch features of the (0,0) F2Σ+←X2Σ+ band system was performed. The determined permanent electric dipole moment of RuN(X2Σ+) is surpassingly small when compared with RuC(X1Σ+) and inconsistent with simple electronegativity arguments. The reduction of μ(F2Σ+) compared with μ(X2Σ+) is consistent with the proposed nature of the electronic wave functions but appears to be at odds with the observed small hyperfine structure in the F2Σ+ state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12965-12972
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 22 2003


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

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