Measurement of the dipole moment of CF3CN

P. B. Foreman, K. R. Chien, J. R. Williams, S. G. Kukolich

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The Stark effect was observed for K = 0 and K = 1, J = 1 → 2 transitions in CF3CN. Measurements were made in a Stark modulated microwave spectrometer. The dipole moment obtained was μ = 1.262 ± 0.010 D. An analysis of the effects of electric field inhomogeneities on the observed Stark shifts for K = 0 and K = 1 states is included. Appropriate corrections are given for measuring linear Stark effects in a standard waveguide cell calibrated using a molecule with second-order Stark effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Spectroscopy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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