Luminescence of ND radicals during the destruction of molecular nitrogen nanoclusters Academic Article uri icon


  • 2018 Elsevier B.V. In this work we studied optical spectra of thermoluminescence accompanying the destruction of collections of molecular nitrogen nanoclusters containing stabilized nitrogen, oxygen, and deuterium atoms. These collections of nanoclusters were formed by the injection of products of a radio-frequency discharge in deuterium-nitrogen-helium gas mixtures into bulk superfluid 4He. In the range from 200 to 1650 nm, the bands at 336 nm, 473 nm along with a new band at 1170 nm as well as the known bands of atomic nitrogen and oxygen, and bands of molecular nitrogen, oxygen, and NO were observed. These three bands were assigned to the emission of the ND radicals formed due to recombinations of nitrogen atoms in excited metastable states and deuterium atoms in the ground state during the destruction of ensembles of molecular nitrogen nanoclusters.

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author list (cited authors)

  • McColgan, P. T., Sheludiakov, S., Boltnev, R. E., Lee, D. M., & Khmelenko, V. V.

complete list of authors

  • McColgan, Patrick T||Sheludiakov, Sergei||Boltnev, Roman E||Lee, David M||Khmelenko, Vladimir V

publication date

  • January 1, 2019 11:11 AM