Accession Number : AD0617463

Title :   ROTATIONAL MAGNETIC MOMENTS OF THE ALKALI MOLECULES,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Brooks,R. A. ; Anderson,C. H. ; Ramsey,N. F.

Report Date : 14 MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The rotational magnetic moments of the diatomic alkalis have been measured by the molecular-beam magnetic-resonance method. The values obtained for the gyromagnetic ratios (in nm) are: Li2, 0.10797; Na2, 0.03892; K2, 0.02162; Rb2, 0.00953; Cs2, 0.00547. The effect of the electric quadrupole interaction on the resonance is investigated, and found to lead to a slight broadening, but, in the limit of high J, to no displacement. An interpretation of the results in terms of the irrotationalflow model used by Espe for hydrogen is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETIC MOMENTS, ALKALI METALS), (*MOLECULAR ROTATION, MAGNETIC MOMENTS), DIATOMIC MOLECULES, MAGNETIC RESONANCE, MOLECULAR BEAMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE