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Probing quantum solvation with infrared spectroscopy: Infrared activity induced in solid parahydrogen by N2 and Ar dopants
Chemical Physics Letters (2002)
  • Robert Hinde, University of Tennessee
Abstract

We present the first high-resolution study of the infrared (IR) absorption spectra of solid parahydrogen matrices containing low concentrations of N2 or Ar impurities. The spectra reveal dopant-induced absorption features that acquire IR activity through short-range isotropic vibrational transition dipole moments arising from dopant–H2 intermolecular interactions. These dopant-induced features provide new insights into the perturbation of the vibron bands of the H2 matrix by chemical impurities,and thus into the physics of solvation in a quantum solid.

Publication Date
2002
Citation Information
Robert Hinde. "Probing quantum solvation with infrared spectroscopy: Infrared activity induced in solid parahydrogen by N2 and Ar dopants" Chemical Physics Letters Vol. 356 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_hinde/10/