SPECTROSCOPY OF RARE EARTH OXIDES: RECENT OBSERVATIONS
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Publisher:Ohio State University
The high resolution analysis of Samarium monoxide, presented last year, has continued. The spectra of ten transitions involving 5 low lying and 5 high lying states have been assigned and analyzed for six isotopes of samarium. The results of the analysis will be presented together with a discussion of observed perturbations and 0 doubling. Some preliminary data has been obtained for Erbium Monoxide. Ligand Field Theory predicts that the low lying states are very close together and have low 0 which arise from projections on the internuclear axis of high angular momentum atomic states. This is expected to lead to some very strong perturbations and unusual spectra. The preliminary results will be discussed.
Author Institution: Physics Department, University of New Brunswick