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Author Smith, G. W. ♦ Housley, R. M.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ DEUTERIUM ♦ HYDROGEN ♦ MEASURED VALUES ♦ NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE ♦ QUANTITY RATIO ♦ ROTATION ♦ SOLIDS ♦ TEMPERATURE
Abstract Nuclear magnetic resonance studies on solid hydrogen (H/sub 2/) of ortho concentrations from 67 to 86% and of solid deuterium (D/sub 2/) with para concentrations of 33 and 55 re reported. The method of Cunningham, Chapin, and Johnston was used to produce the high concentrations ortho H/sub 2/ and para D/sub 2/. The temperature (T/sub lambda /) of appearance of side peaks associated with the removal of rotational degeneracy in H/sub 2/ was found to shift to 2.18 deg K for 86% ortho as compared to a value of 1.6 deg K for the normal concentration. The T/sub lambda / versus concentration data were found to join smoothly to the lower concentration work of Sugawara et al. In addition an interesting hysteresis phenomenon was observed for H/sub 2/. It was noted that the temperature of appearance of the side peaks when the H/sub 2/ is cooled is some 0.15 deg K lower than the temperature of their disappearance when the temperature is slowly raised. In the case of deuterium, no peaks were observed for either 33 or 55% para D/sub 2/ at temperatures down to 0.9 deg K. T/sub 1/ was measured roughly for the two concentrations. For n -- D/sub 2/, T/sub 1/ was found to be 7.6 plus or minus 3 sec. This compares well with the theoretical value of 8 sec given by Moriya and Motizuki. For 55% para-D/sub 2/, a value of 3 plus or minus 1 sec was found. The theory of Moriya and Motizuki gives 5 sec. (auth)
ISSN 0031899X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-02-01
Publisher Department Rice Inst., Houston, Tex.
Journal Physical Review
Volume Number 117
Organization Rice Inst., Houston, Tex.


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