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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 27, Number 4
BKCSDE 27(4)
April 20, 2006 

 
Title
Observation of Supersymmetry in Rigid Symmetric Top Rotor
Author
Hosung Sun
Keywords
Supersymmetry, Symmetric top, Rotation
Abstract
It is explicitly shown that a supersymmetry structure exists in the spectrum of a rigid symmetric top rotor in the molecule-fixed frame. Using projection operators constructed from the time-reversal symmetry of the rotor, the full rotor Hamiltonian is separated into two parts, i.e., the bosonic and fermionic components. The construction, without ambiguity, suggests that the rotor has a supersymmetry in it. This supersymmetry is mathematically equivalent to that of the free rotor on a plane recently noted by Rau.
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515 - 518
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