Accession Number:

ADA224343

Title:

Experimental Studies Leading to Energy Storage. Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Polyatomic Hydrogen in Liquid, Solid and Gaseous Hydrogen Plasmas

Descriptive Note:

Final summary rept. Aug 1986-Jul 1989

Corporate Author:

CHICAGO UNIV IL DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE