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 -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 -line were accompanied by simultaneous luminescence of metastable nitrogen N((2)D) atoms and exoelectron emission. The fine structure of the -line at 793 nm has been experimentally observed and investigated for the first time.

published proceedings

  • Phys Chem Chem Phys

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

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Boltnev, RE||Bykhalo, IB||Krushinskaya, IN||Pelmenev, AA||Mao, S||Meraki, A||McColgan, PT||Lee, DM||Khmelenko, VV

publication date

  • June 2016