Measurement of hyperfine structure in CH2F2 by beam maser spectroscopy

S. G. Kukolich, J. H.S. Wang, D. J. Ruben

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High resolution measurements of hyperfine structure on the 303->2 12, 423->514, 523->616, and 61S->524 rotational transitions in CH2F2 were made using a molecular beam maser spectrometer. The components of the fluorine spin-rotation tensor obtained from the data are Maa (F)= -20.4±1.0 kHz, Mbb (F)= -4.9±0.5 kHz, and Mcc (F)= -13.1±0.5 kHz. Components of the hydrogen spin-rotation tensor are Maa (H) = 6.5±3.0 kHz, Mbb (H)= 1.0±1.4 kHz, and MK (H) = 0.3±1.3 kHz. Precise values for the rotational transition frequencies are also reported. Relations between the spin-rotation tensor and the magnetic shielding tensor for CH 2F2 are discussed. Combining the experimental spin-rotation tensor with the diamagnetic shielding tensor from the atom-dipole model, leads to the determination of the magnetic shielding tensor a aa= 407 ppm, abb, = 390 ppm, occ = 217 ppm, and aAv = 338 ppm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5474-5478
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
StatePublished - 1973

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  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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