inversion spectrum

inversion spectrum

[in′vər·zhən ‚spek·trəm]
(spectroscopy)
Lines in the microwave spectra of certain molecules (such as ammonia) which result from the quantum-mechanical analog of an oscillation of the molecule between two configurations which are mirror images of each other.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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