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Perturbations describe an interaction between two states. To add a perturbation, right-click on the manifold in which the perturbation is required, and select "Add new..."). The state(s) involved must also be specified; right click on the perturbation and select Rename to bring up a dialog box to select the states involved. There can be several perturbations acting between any pair of states if required. It can also be useful to have a perturbation acting within a particular state, as this can be used to add terms to the Hamiltonian that are not part of the standard Hamiltonian for the molecule, such as higher powers of J in centrifugal distortion.

These settings are common to all perturbations; more specific settings are included in the sections for linear, symmetric, asymmetric and vibrating molecules.


Nucleus Index, starting from 1, of nuclear spin involved in perturbation; 0 (default) for normal case where the perturbation does not involve a nuclear spin.
SymSelect Symmetry select
ScalePrev Scale factor with respect to preceding perturbation


Value Size of perturbation.