The hyperfine interaction in the odd isotope of ytterbium fluoride, 171YbF

Zachary Glassman, Richard Mawhorter, Jens Uwe Grabow, Anh Le, Timothy Steimle

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The pure rotational spectrum of a minor isotopologue of ytterbium fluoride, 171YbF, in the X2Σ+ (v = 0) state has been recorded using Fourier transform microwave (FTMW) spectroscopy and pump/probe microwave optical double resonance (PPMODR) spectroscopy. The pure rotational spectra and precisely measured splittings in the (0, 0) A 2Π1/2 ← X2Σ+ band were analyzed to produce an improved set of fine and magnetic hyperfine parameters for the X2Σ+ (v = 0) state of 171YbF. A comparison with theoretical predictions is made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of molecular spectroscopy
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Odd isotope
  • Rotational spectrum
  • Ytterbium fluoride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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