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Question on RussellSaunders term Symbolsby luiz1
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Sep1411, 07:29 AM

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Hello Forum,
I'm reading a paper on the lowlying electronic states of Mn and can't quite figure out the notation. For example, we are told the [Ar]3d54s2 lowest energy configuration gives rise to a 'a 6S5/2' ground state. I understand that the 6S5/2 in terms of the (2S+1)L(J) RussellSaunders term notation. My question is: what does the 'a' stand for? Similarly, we have excited states of 'y 6P' and 'z 6P'. Again, what do the 'y' and 'z' stand for? Any help would be appreciated. Regards, L 


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