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Optical Spectroscopy of Heavy Element Containing Molecules In Support of Fundamental Physics

Abstract Transient molecules are of great importance having proposed applications in quantum science and technology and tests of fundamental physics. In the present dissertation, the transient molecules studied are SrOH, ThF, ThCl, YbF and YbOH; each having been selected because of their proposed application. Specifically, SrOH is a candidate of constructing a molecular magneto-optical trap (MOT). The simple actinide molecules, ThF and ThCl, were selected as ligand bonding model systems to gain insight into chemical processing of Spent Nuclear Fuel. The lanthanides YbF and YbOH are venues for the determination of electron electric dipole moment (eEDM) and the studies in this dissertation provide the requisite properties for those experiments.

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Created Date 2019
Contributor Nguyen, Duc Trung (Author) / Steimle, Timothy C (Advisor) / Richert, Ranko (Committee member) / Chizmeshya, Andrew V.G. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Physics / Heavy Element Containing Molecules / Laser-induced fluorescence / Molecular physics / Molecular Spectroscopy / Physical chemistry
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 200 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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