Experimental Studies Leading to Energy Storage. Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Polyatomic Hydrogen in Liquid, Solid and Gaseous Hydrogen Plasmas
Final summary rept. Aug 1986-Jul 1989
CHICAGO UNIV IL DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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During the three years of this contract the research has been conducted in the following areas and led to significant developments. 1 We have observed infrared spectrum of ionized solid hydrogen produced by high energy 2 3 MeV bombardment of electrons. The spectrum gave vibrational frequencies of H3 and its hydrogen clusters in the solid. This has opened up a new method of ion spectroscopy in solids. 2 We have observed extremely sharp solid hydrogen spectral lines in nearly pure para-solid hydrogen. This was the first time that an optical spectrum was observed with such high resolution and opened a new direction in condensed phase spectroscopy and the study of intermolecular interaction. Keywords Polyatomic hydrogen Solid hydrogen Plasmas Laser infrared spectroscopy Dynamics.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy