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Title: Final Report

Uranium-containing and thorium-containing compounds have been produced using a laser ablation source. Spectral transitions from these compounds in the 6 GHz to 18 GHz frequency region have been recorded using advanced techniques in Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy. The pure rotational spectrum of thorium (II) oxide is particularly strong and rotational transitions have been observed in highly excited vibrational states. These measurements have allowed a further characterization of the molecules potential energy well.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1150851
Report Number(s):
DOE-PURCH-0008232
DOE Contract Number:
SC0008232
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
The Research Foundation of the State University of New York
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Heavy Element Chemistry