The experimentally measured radiative lifetimes and branching ratios were combined to determine the transition dipole moments for the B 2Σ+(v = 0-3) → X 2Σ+(v = 0-6) bands of aluminum monoxide, AlO, and compared with theoretical predictions. The B 2Σ+-X 2Σ+ (0, 1) band of a molecular beam sample of AlO was recorded at high spectral resolution both field-free and in the presence of static electric and magnetic fields. The 27Al(I = 5/2) hyperfine interaction in the B 2Σ+(v = 0) state was analyzed. The observed Stark shifts were analyzed to produce permanent electric dipole moments of 1.94(8) D and 4.45(3) D for the B 2Σ+(v = 0) and X 2Σ+(v = 1) states, respectively. It is demonstrated that the observed Zeeman spectra can be simulated using an effective Hamiltonian with the associated expected g-factors for both the X 2Σ+(v = 1) and B 2Σ+(v = 0) states.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science