Rates for vibrational relaxation of HCl(ν = 1.2) in solid xenon at 40 and 146 K are reported and are compared to the rate of relaxation of HCl(ν = 1) in liquid xenon near the freezing point. Upon freezing, the rate of relaxation of HCl(ν = 1) is found to decrease significantly and emission from HCl(ν = 2), absent in the liquid phase, is detected. Both of these effects are attributed to a significant decrease in mobility of HCl molecules in the solid phase as compared to the liquid phase. At both 40 and 146 K, the ratio of relaxation rates for HCl(ν = 2) to HCl(ν = 1) is found to deviate significantly from the harmonic oscillator prediction of 2:1. The rate of relaxation for HCl(ν = 1) by xenon is found to be similar in both liquid solution at 200 K and in the solid at 146 K.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Surfaces and Interfaces