Fractional quantization of the adiabatic pseudorotation in an isolated molecule is reported. This result, concerning the large-amplitude pseudorotation in 22E Na3, constitutes the first direct verification of the adiabatic sign-change theorem, and also presents the most complete picture of the level structure and internuclear dynamics of a metal-atom cluster yet given.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|State||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)