Stability of H, D, 14N, and 15N atoms in solid ammonia above 100 K

L. G. DeMarco, A. S. Brill*, D. G. Crabb

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The measurements reported below quantify the stability and decay of hydrogen, deuterium, and nitrogen atoms in frozen ammonia above 100 K. The decay of H atoms is observed on a time scale of minutes in the range of 100-110 K and follows first-order kinetics. Analogous decays of D and N atoms are observed in the ranges 105-120 and 140-160 K, respectively. Activation energies for the decay processes range from 0.1 to 0.4 eV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1423-1428
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 22 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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