Communication: The permanent electric dipole moment of thorium monoxide, ThO

Fang Wang, Anh Le, Timothy Steimle, Michael C. Heaven

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The optical Stark spectrum of the E(0) - X1 (1,0) band of thorium monoxide, ThO, was recorded and analyzed to determine the permanent electric dipole moments, , for the E(0) (v 1) and X 1 (v 0) states. Values of 2.782 0.012 D (X) and 3.534 0.010 D (E) were obtained. The uncertainties are 2 statistical error. The systematic errors are estimated to be less than 1. The experimental results are used to access the quality of electronic structure calculations of the properties of the X 1 (v 0) state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number031102
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 21 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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