Zirconium oxide (ZrO) is an important astrophysical molecule that defines the S-star classification class for cool giant stars. Accurate, empirical rovibronic energy levels, with associated labels and uncertainties, are reported for nine low-lying electronic states of the diatomic 90Zr16O molecule. These 8088 empirical energy levels are determined using the Measured Active Rotational-Vibrational Energy Levels algorithm with 23,317 input assigned transition frequencies, 22,549 of which were validated during this study. A temperature-dependent partition function is presented alongside updated spectroscopic constants for the nine low-lying electronic states.
- astronomical databases: miscellaneous
- molecular data
- planets and satellites: atmospheres
- stars: low-mass
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science