Chiral rotational spectroscopy

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

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We introduce chiral rotational spectroscopy, a technique that enables the determination of the orientated optical activity pseudotensor components BXX, BYY, and BZZ 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 αXX, αYY, and αZZ as by-products, which could see it find use even for achiral molecules.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barnett, Professor Stephen and Cameron, Dr Robert and Goette, Dr Joerg
Authors: Cameron, R. B., Götte, J. B., and Barnett, S. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1094-1622
Published Online:08 September 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 94(3):032505
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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