Permanent electric dipole moment of yttrium dicarbide, YC2

Robert R. Bousquet, Timothy Steimle

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The permanent dipole moment of yttrium dicarbide was determined using optical stark measurements. The output of a free jet supersonic expansion, containing the reactive products of an ablated yttrium metal rod in the presence of a CH4/argon mixture was used to produce the molecular beam sample. The observed Stark pattern is in conformity with the quantum number assignment of the optical spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1306-1311
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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