Theoretical determination of parity-violating vibrational frequency differences between the enantiomers of chiral molecules.

Abstract

A perturbation treatment has been used to compute the leading first- and second-order parity-violating corrections to the vibrational energy levels of a chiral molecule. Assuming the molecular equilibrium geometry as expansion point of both parity-violating and parity-conserving potential-energy surfaces, it is shown that these corrections, i.e., harmonic… (More)

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