Accession Number : AD0284174

Title :   PRESSURE BROADENING AND THE ELECTRIC QUADRUPOLE MOMENT OF OCS,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS MALLINCKRODT LAB

Personal Author(s) : SAGE,MARTIN L.

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The theory of pressure broadening of the microwave spectrum of pure OCS was re-examined. Previous studies have treated dipole-dipole and dipole-quadrupole interactions of the colliding molecules and have calculated the value of the quadrupole moment required to give the observed pressure broadening. We have found that quadrupole-quadrupole interaction is also important and have redetermined the value of the quadrupole moment to be Q = 5.8 ! 0.9 Debye-angstrom. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CARBON COMPOUNDS, *MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY, *OXYGEN COMPOUNDS, *QUADRUPOLE MOMENT, *SULFUR COMPOUNDS, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, MOLECULES, PRESSURE, PROBABILITY, VELOCITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE