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The pure rotational spectrum of YbOH

Nakhate, Sanjay and Steimle, Timothy C. and Pilgram, Nickolas H. and Hutzler, Nicholas R. (2019) The pure rotational spectrum of YbOH. Chemical Physics Letters, 715 . pp. 105-108. ISSN 0009-2614. doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2018.11.030.

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The pure rotational spectrum of YbOH has been recorded and analyzed to produce fine and magnetic hyperfine parameters for the X^2Σ^+(0,0,0) state. These parameters are compared with those determined from the optical study [Melville and Coxon, J. Chem. Phys.115, 6974-6978 (2001)] and with the values for YbF [Dickinson et al.115, 6979-6989 (2001)]. The results support the existence of an unobserved perturbing state near the A^2Π_(1/2) state, similar to that previously found in YbF. The precisely determining parameters lays the foundation for laser cooling YbOH, which will aid in the search for new physics beyond the standard model.

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Steimle, Timothy C.0000-0002-5859-9461
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Additional Information:© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Received 2 October 2018, Revised 11 November 2018, Accepted 13 November 2018, Available online 14 November 2018. The research at Arizona State University and Caltech was supported by a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation (Grant 2018-0681).
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Official Citation:Sanjay Nakhate, Timothy C. Steimle, Nickolas H. Pilgram, Nicholas R. Hutzler, The pure rotational spectrum of YbOH, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 715, 2019, Pages 105-108, ISSN 0009-2614, (
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