Molecules in high spin states II: The pure rotational spectrum of MnF (X7Σ+)

P. M. Sheridan, L. M. Ziurys

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The pure rotational spectrum of MnF has been measured in its X 7Σ+ ground state using millimeter/sub-millimeter direct absorption methods. Five and six rotational transitions, respectively, were recorded for this radical in its v=0 and v=1 states in the range 338-630 GHz. MnF was created from SF6 and manganese vapor, produced in a Broida-type oven. The species exhibited a complex pattern where the fine and 55Mn and 19F hyperfine structures are intermixed. Rotational, spin-rotation, spin-spin and hyperfine parameters have been determined for MnF. These constants have been interpreted in terms of bonding and electronic structure in metal fluorides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)632-646
Number of pages15
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Oct 28 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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