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    Crystal field splitting on D↔S transitions of atomic manganese isolated in solid krypton

    Byrne, Owen and Collier, Martin A. and Ryan, M.C. and McCaffrey, John G. (2010) Crystal field splitting on D↔S transitions of atomic manganese isolated in solid krypton. Low Temperature Physics, 36 (5). pp. 417-423. ISSN 1063-777X

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    Narrow excitation features present on the [Ar]3d64s1a6D(J = 9/2−1/2)←[Ar]3d54s2a6S1/2 transitions of manganese atoms isolated in solid Kr are analyzed within the framework of weak crystal field splitting. Use of the Wp optical lineshape function allowed identification of multiple zero-phonon lines for individual spin-orbit J states of the a a6D←a6S transition recorded with laser-induced excitation spectroscopy. Excellent agreement exists between the predicted crystal field splitting patterns for the J levels of the a6D state isolated in the «red» tetravacancy site of solid Kr. The tetrahedral crystal field of the «red» trapping site splits J>3/2 levels of the a6DJ and a4D7/2 states by approximately 30 cm−1. This report represents the first definitive evidence of crystal field splitting, induced by the weak van der Waals interactions between a neutral metal atom and the rare gas atoms surrounding it in a well-defined solid-state site.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Crystal field splitting; D↔S transitions; atomic manganese; solid krypton;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
    Item ID: 7844
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    Depositing User: Dr. John McCaffrey
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 17:39
    Journal or Publication Title: Low Temperature Physics
    Publisher: AIP Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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