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Adaptation of Ultra-Precise Atomic Mass Measurement Techniques to Microwave Spectroscopy on a Single Molecular Ion by Detecting Polarizability Shifts in a Penning Trap

Title: Adaptation of Ultra-Precise Atomic Mass Measurement Techniques to Microwave Spectroscopy on a Single Molecular Ion by Detecting Polarizability Shifts in a Penning Trap.
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Name(s): Zarrella, Andrew, author
Physics
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2011
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Using the FSU Ion Penning trap it is possible to measure the ratio of the cyclotron frequencies of two molecular ions to a precision of 0.1 ppb. These cyclotron frequencies can be shifted due to large electric polarizabilities in some molecular ions. Because the polarizability of the molecular ion is dependent on the quantized rotational levels of the molecule, is possible to use the cyclotron frequency shifts detected in our lab to detect transitions between rotational levels. This allows us to do microwave spectroscopy on single molecular ions. The main goal of this project will be to implement this new method of microwave spectroscopy, by measuring the lambda-type doubling splitting of the diatomic molecular ion, NH+, in its vibrational and rotational ground state.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0043 (IID)
Keywords: Microwave spectroscopy NH+
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Physics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2011.
Date of Defense: April 15, 2011.
Subject(s): Physics
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0043
Restrictions on Access: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Zarrella, A. (2011). Adaptation of Ultra-Precise Atomic Mass Measurement Techniques to Microwave Spectroscopy on a Single Molecular Ion by Detecting Polarizability Shifts in a Penning Trap. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0043