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Title: THEORY OF THE MAGNETIC AND SPECTROSCOPIC PROPERTIES OF NEPTUNIUM HEXAFLUORIDE

Abstract

The magnetic properties and the optical absorption spectrum of NpF/sub 6/ are interpreted on the basis of an appropriate model for the molecule. The theory, in its simplest form, is not in perfect accord with all the available data. Consequently, various physical effects such as covalence, vibronic interactions, the Coriolis force on the unpaired electron, and the Jahn-Teller effect, which might affect the agreement of theory and experiment are discussed in a qualitative or semi-quantitative way. It is pointed out that the g value may vary with temperature so that one must be cautious when comparing the paramagnetic resonance and susceptibility data with theoretical predictions. The Coriolis interaction between the electron (effective) spin and the molecular rotation was found to be sufficiently large to modify the magnetic resonance frequency by an appreciable amount when rotation is free. This is proposed as a reason why paramagnetic resonance has not been observed in gaseous NpF/sub 6/. Experiments which would help to clarify the interpretation are suggested. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.; Bristol Univ., Eng.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4144687
NSA Number:
NSA-14-012987
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Proc. Roy. Soc. (London)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: Vol: A255; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND MATERIALS; ABSORPTION; CORIOLIS FORCE; COVALENCE; ELECTRONS; FREQUENCY; GASES; INTERACTIONS; JAHN-TELLER EFFECT; MAGNETIC RESONANCE; MAGNETISM; MOLECULES; NEPTUNIUM FLUORIDES; ROTATION; SPECTRA; SPECTROSCOPY; TEMPERATURE

Citation Formats

Eisenstein, J.C., and Pryce, M.H.L. THEORY OF THE MAGNETIC AND SPECTROSCOPIC PROPERTIES OF NEPTUNIUM HEXAFLUORIDE. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1960. Web. doi:10.1098/rspa.1960.0061.
Eisenstein, J.C., & Pryce, M.H.L. THEORY OF THE MAGNETIC AND SPECTROSCOPIC PROPERTIES OF NEPTUNIUM HEXAFLUORIDE. Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1098/rspa.1960.0061.
Eisenstein, J.C., and Pryce, M.H.L. Fri . "THEORY OF THE MAGNETIC AND SPECTROSCOPIC PROPERTIES OF NEPTUNIUM HEXAFLUORIDE". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1098/rspa.1960.0061.
@article{osti_4144687,
title = {THEORY OF THE MAGNETIC AND SPECTROSCOPIC PROPERTIES OF NEPTUNIUM HEXAFLUORIDE},
author = {Eisenstein, J.C. and Pryce, M.H.L.},
abstractNote = {The magnetic properties and the optical absorption spectrum of NpF/sub 6/ are interpreted on the basis of an appropriate model for the molecule. The theory, in its simplest form, is not in perfect accord with all the available data. Consequently, various physical effects such as covalence, vibronic interactions, the Coriolis force on the unpaired electron, and the Jahn-Teller effect, which might affect the agreement of theory and experiment are discussed in a qualitative or semi-quantitative way. It is pointed out that the g value may vary with temperature so that one must be cautious when comparing the paramagnetic resonance and susceptibility data with theoretical predictions. The Coriolis interaction between the electron (effective) spin and the molecular rotation was found to be sufficiently large to modify the magnetic resonance frequency by an appreciable amount when rotation is free. This is proposed as a reason why paramagnetic resonance has not been observed in gaseous NpF/sub 6/. Experiments which would help to clarify the interpretation are suggested. (auth)},
doi = {10.1098/rspa.1960.0061},
journal = {Proc. Roy. Soc. (London)},
number = ,
volume = Vol: A255,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1960},
month = {4}
}