Title

Group theoretical study of the radical cation of methane: The effect of tunneling motions on the hyperfine interaction

ACS Citation

Matsushita, M.; Momose, T.; Shida, T.; Knight, L. B. Group theoretical study of the radical cation of methane: The effect of tunneling motions on the hyperfine interaction. J. Chem. Phys. 1995, 103, 3367-3367.

Abstract

The electron spin resonance(ESR) spectrum of CH+ 4 indicates that some large amplitude tunneling motions among Jahn–Teller distorted structures make the four protons equivalent. A group theoretical study using the permutation–inversion (PI) group is performed to analyze the hyperfine interaction of the nonrigid CH+ 4. It is shown that three patterns of the interaction are possible depending upon the type of tunneling motions. Only one of the three patterns is consistent with the experimental spectrum, which is presented in the accompanying paper J. Chem. Phys. 103, 3377 (1995)].

Source Name

Journal of Chemical Physics

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Volume

103

Issue

9

Page(s)

465-470

Document Type

Citation

Citation Type

Article