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Byrne, O;Collier, MA;Ryan, MC;McCaffrey, JG
2010
May
Low Temperature Physics
Crystal field splitting on D <-> S transitions of atomic manganese isolated in solid krypton
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Narrow excitation features present on the [Ar]3d(6)4s(1)a(6)D((J=9/2-1/2))<-[Ar]3d(5)4s(2)a(6)S(1/2) transitions of manganese atoms isolated in solid Kr are analyzed within the framework of weak crystal field splitting. Use of the W(p) optical lineshape function allowed identification of multiple zero-phonon lines for individual spin-orbit J states of the a a(6)D <- a(6)S transition recorded with laser-induced excitation spectroscopy. Excellent agreement exists between the predicted crystal field splitting patterns for the J levels of the a(6)D state isolated in the "red" tetravacancy site of solid Kr. The tetrahedral crystal field of the "red" trapping site splits J>3/2 levels of the a(6)D(J) and a(4)D(7/2) states by approximately 30 cm(-1). This report represents the first definitive evidence of crystal field splitting, induced by the weak van der Waals interactions between a neutral metal atom and the rare gas atoms surrounding it in a well-defined solid-state site. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics.
MELVILLE
1063-777X
10.1063/1.3432260
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