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    Analysis of atomic zinc luminescence in rare-gas solids A zinc-rare gas cluster approach

    Bracken, Veronica A. and Kerins, Paul and Gurtler, Peter and McCaffrey, John G. (1997) Analysis of atomic zinc luminescence in rare-gas solids A zinc-rare gas cluster approach. Journal of Luminescence, 72-74. pp. 620-623. ISSN 0022-2313

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    The luminescence spectroscopy of atomic zinc isolated in the solid rare gases (ZnRG) is compared with theoretical predictions obtained with the use of diatomic Zn·RG potentials. In particular, the existence of pairs of emission bands, both of which are assigned to the same gas-phase electronic transition, is examined with the use of diatomic pair potentials to simulate the potential-energy surfaces of the Jahn-Teller active vibrational modes of Zn in the solid. The close agreement found between theory and experiment indicates the validity of the use of pair potentials in the analysis of matrix zinc spectroscopy. Thus, it allows identification of the high-energy emission bands in the ZnRG systems as arising from motions of the rare-gas atoms surrounding the atomic zinc guest and the lower-energy bands as associated with the motion of the zinc atom into an octahedral interstitial site in the lattice.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Matrix isolation; Luminescence; Zn; Jahn-Teller effect; Pair potentials;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
    Item ID: 7889
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    Depositing User: Dr. John McCaffrey
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 17:10
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Luminescence
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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