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Chiral rotational spectroscopy

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Cameron,  Robert P.
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Society;

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Götte,  Jörg B.
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Society;

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PhysRevA.94.032505
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Cameron, R. P., Götte, J. B., & Barnett, S. M. (2016). Chiral rotational spectroscopy. Physical Review A, 94(3): 032505. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.94.032505.


Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002B-A167-3
Abstract
We introduce chiral rotational spectroscopy, a technique that enables the determination of the orientated optical activity pseudotensor components B-XX, B-YY, and B-ZZ of chiral molecules, in a manner that reveals the enantiomeric constitution of a sample and provides an incisive signal even for a racemate. Chiral rotational spectroscopy could find particular use in the analysis of molecules that are chiral solely by virtue of their isotopic constitution and molecules with multiple chiral centers. A basic design for a chiral rotational spectrometer together with a model of its functionality is given. Our proposed technique offers the more familiar polarizability components alpha(XX), alpha(YY), and alpha(ZZ) as by-products, which could see it find use even for achiral molecules.