The permanent electric dipole moment of iron monoxide

Timothy Steimle, David F. Nachman, Jeffrey E. Shirley, Anthony J. Merer

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The Stark effect of the R(2), Q(2) and P(3) lines of the Ω′ = 2 - X 5Δ2 subband of the "orange" system of iron monoxide at 5919 Å has been measured. Values for the permanent electric dipole moments μ of 4.7 ± 0.2 and 2.6 ± 0.2 D for the ground and excited electronic states, respectively, were derived from the analysis of the Stark shift. The results are discussed in terms of the various bonding models and compared with theoretical estimates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5360-5363
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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