Influence of parity violating weak nuclear potentials on vibrational and rotational frequencies in chiral molecules

Phys Rev Lett. 2000 Apr 24;84(17):3807-10. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.3807.


We study the effect of parity violation on the vibrational and rotational frequencies of CHBrClF. We report the parity violating potentials as a function of reduced normal coordinates for all nine internal vibrational modes omega(1) to omega(9), using our new, accurate multiconfigurational-linear response (RPA and complete-active-space self-consistent field) approach. All modes omega(i) show a strongly mode dependent relative shift Delta(pv)omega(i)/omega(i) (between 0.08x10(-16) and 13.3x10(-16), much smaller than all previous experimental tests could detect, including the most recent ones). The results are discussed in relation to other tests of parity violation.