The ns and nd Rydberg states of O-2 described by Hund's case (e)

H Lefebvre-Brion*, T Ridley

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Using Hund's case (e) representation, we have obtained a simulation of the 5s Rydberg states of O-2 for J=2 by fitting the experimental data obtained recently by Sheard [J. Chem. Phys. 118, 8781 (2003)]. Our analysis permits us to include evidence of not only the mixing of Hund's case (a) states by spin-orbit interaction, but also by L and S uncouplings. This mixing is even more important for the nd Rydberg states. For the 3d Rydberg state, J=2, we have been able to suggest for the first time an assignment for both the 3d sigma (1)Pi(g) and the 3d delta (1)Pi(g) states. (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number144306
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2005




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