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VUV spectroscopy of formamide ices

Sivaraman, B.; Raja Sekhar, B. N.; Jones, N. C.; Hoffmann, S. V. and Mason, N. J. (2012). VUV spectroscopy of formamide ices. Chemical Physics Letters, 554 pp. 57–59.

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Vacuum UltraViolet (VUV) spectra of formamide ice have been studied using synchrotron radiation. VUV spectra of formamide ice recorded at 30 K revealed two photoabsorption bands, historically labelled V1 and Q in gas phase VUV spectra. However, in contrast to such gas phase spectra the Q band was found to be more intense than the V1 band in the ice spectra. At higher temperatures changes observed in the spectra have been ascribed to the rearrangement of formamide dimers within the ice. At 160 K a phase change from amorphous to crystalline ice was also observed, at higher temperatures (200 K) there is some evidence of possible polymerization within the ice.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 0009-2614
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Physics
Item ID: 36299
Depositing User: Astrid Peterkin
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 09:42
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 06:30
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