Group theoretical study of the radical cation of methane: The effect of tunneling motions on the hyperfine interaction
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.
The electron spin resonance(ESR) spectrum of CH+ 4 indicates that some large amplitude tunneling motions among Jahnâ€“Teller distorted structures make the four protons equivalent. A group theoretical study using the permutationâ€“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)].
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