Fractional bidromy in the vibrational spectrum of HOCl

E. Assémat, K. Efstathiou, M. Joeyux, and D. Sugny
Phys. Rev. Lett., 104(11), 113002, 2010
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.113002

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Abstract

We introduce the notion of fractional bidromy which is the combination of fractional monodromy and bidromy, two recent generalizations of Hamiltonian monodromy. We consider the vibrational spectrum of the HOCl molecule which is used as an illustrative example to show the presence of nontrivial fractional bidromy. To our knowledge, this is the first example of a molecular system where such a generalized monodromy is exhibited.