A theoretical analysis of magnetic circular dichroism ofthe 7F05D1 and 7F15D0 transitions in solutions of EuC

Martin L. Sage, Michael H. Buonocore, Harry S. Pink

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A theoretical analysis of MCD and absorption is made for transitions involving J = 0 and J = 1 states using a general field model. Magnetic dipole, electric dipole, and electric quadrupole contributions are considered. The ratio of absorption intensity to first moment of MCD is shown to depend on the g-factor and the fractional contribution of the various types of transition moments. The theory is applied to the 7F05D0 and anhydrous ethanol and leads to the conclusion that the europium ion has low symmetry in both solvents. The theory is also applied to the 7F15D0 transition of EuCl3 in water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-180
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 15 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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