Precise laboratory measurements of methanol rotational transition frequencies in the 5 to 13 GHz region

S. M. Breckenridge, Stephen G Kukolich

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Rotational transitions for CH3OH were measured in the 5-13 GHz range with a precision and accuracy of a few kilohertz or less using a Flygare-Balle type pulsed-beam Fourier transform microwave spectrometer. The accurate center frequencies for transitions measured should be useful in determining accurate Doppler shifts and making positive molecule identification in radio astronomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-505
Number of pages2
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995



  • Molecular data
  • Techniques: spectroscopic

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  • Space and Planetary Science

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