Sharp spectral lines observed in gamma-ray ionized parahydrogen crystals.


We have observed sharp infrared spectral lines ( Deltanu approximately 60 MHz FWHM) in gamma-ray ionized para- H2 crystals. The lines are assigned to the Q1(0) transition of H2 near H+3 and H-, which becomes optically active and Stark shifted by the Coulomb fields of the ions. A simple model calculation gives a spectrum which agrees approximately with the… (More)


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