Continuum emission from irradiated solid deuterium

J.A. Forrest, R.L. Brooks, J.L. Hunt, B. Stenum, Jørgen Schou, H. Sørensen, P. Gürtler, F. Magnotta, E.R. Mapoles, P.C. Souers, G.W. Collins

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    Abstract

    A new emission feature from the spectrum of irradiated solid deuterium has been observed in the very near-infrared spectral region. Experiments from three laboratories, using different excitation conditions, have confirmed the observation. Comparison of the timing and temperature dependence of the spectral feature to the information previously available from electron spin resonance studies of solid deuterium, points to atomic association as the underlying cause. We shall show the connection of this emission to the occurrence of thermal spikes and optical flashes, previously observed in solid deuterium.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review B Condensed Matter
    Volume46
    Issue number21
    Pages (from-to)13820-13824
    ISSN0163-1829
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1992

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