rotational spectrum

rotational spectrum

[rō′tā·shən·əl ′spek·trəm]
(spectroscopy)
The molecular spectrum resulting from transitions between rotational levels of a molecule which behaves as the quantum-mechanical analog of a rotating rigid body.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When Rick Suenram began his postdoctoral studies at NBS, one of his objectives was to obtain the rotational spectrum of glycine, the simplest amino acid.
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