Rotational tunneling spectra of strongly hindered CH3 torsional oscillator pairs which do not interact among themselves are reported. These results are obtained by applying the Zeeman-tunneling level matching method in the proton spin rotating frame. Two noninteracting CH3 particle manifolds explain the observed CH3 multiquantum transitions driven by intramolecular and/or intermolecular dipole-dipole interactions to first or second order. Level matching resonances indicating that two methyl groups simultaneously undergo a symmetry breaking transition are observed. The dependencies of level-crossing transitions on Zeeman-tunneling mixing time and tilt angle are reported.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)