Spectroscopic observation of nitrogen anions N − in solid matrices Academic Article uri icon


  • Analysis of old and recent experiments on thermoluminescence of cryocrystals and nanoclusters of N2, Ne, Ar, and Kr containing stabilized nitrogen atoms, suggests that the so-called γ-line may correspond to the bound-bound transition (1)D-(3)P of nitrogen anions N(-) formed in solids by the association of delocalized electrons and metastable nitrogen atoms N((2)D). The recent observations of the γ-line were accompanied by simultaneous luminescence of metastable nitrogen N((2)D) atoms and exoelectron emission. The fine structure of the γ-line at 793 nm has been experimentally observed and investigated for the first time.

author list (cited authors)

  • Boltnev, R. E., Bykhalo, I. B., Krushinskaya, I. N., Pelmenev, A. A., Mao, S., Meraki, A., ... Khmelenko, V. V.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • June 2016