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The influence of nuclear volume and electronic structure on the rotational energy of platinum monoxide, PtO

TitleThe influence of nuclear volume and electronic structure on the rotational energy of platinum monoxide, PtO
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsCooke, SA, Gerry, MCL
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume7
Pagination2453-2459
Date PublishedJun
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1463-9076
KeywordsCOUPLING CASE C, DIATOMIC-MOLECULES, DIPOLE MOMENT, DUNHAM COEFFICIENTS, EMISSION-SPECTRUM, FIELD SHIFT, FOURIER-TRANSFORM SPECTROSCOPY, GROUND-STATE, HYPERFINE CONSTANTS, PB-CHALCOGENIDES
Abstract

The pure rotational spectra of seven isotopic species of platinum monoxide have been measured with a cavity pulsed jet Fourier-transform microwave spectrometer. The molecules were prepared by laser ablation of Pt foil in the presence of O-2 and stabilized in a supersonic jet of argon. A multi-isotopomer Dunham-type analysis of the spectra produced values for Y-01 and Y-11, along with unusually large values for Born-Oppenheimer breakdown (BOB) parameters for both Pt and O atoms. The values of the BOB parameters have been rationalized in terms of the molecular electronic structure and finite nuclear size (field shift) effects. A large negative Pt-195 effective nuclear spin-rotation constant has been rationalized in terms of the electron-nucleus dipole dipole hyperfine constant. Precise internuclear separations have been evaluated.

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