THEORY OF PURE ROTATIONAL TRANSITIONS FROM GROUND VIBRONIC STATES OF TETRAHEDRAL MOLECULES
Publisher:Ohio State University
Vibration rotation interaction terms in the Hamiltonian of molecules with tetrahedral symmetry permit, in principle, transitions, in the ground vibrational and electronic states, in which only the rotational quantum numbers change. Calculations of selection rules for these transitions, as well as line intensities and positions, will be presented. The effects of tetrahedral fine structure splittings and nuclear spin statistical weights will be discussed. Possible competing transitions will be considered in the context of experiments designed to observe the new predicted transitions.
Author Institution: Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Tennesse