Infrared spectra and band strengths of amorphous and crystalline N2O

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  • Infrared transmission spectra from 4000 to 400 cm−1, and associated band strengths and absorption coefficients, are presented for the first time for both amorphous and crystalline N2O. Changes in the spectra as a function of ice thickness and ice temperature are shown. New measurements of density, refractive index, and specific refraction are reported for amorphous and crystalline N2O. Comparisons are made to published results, and the most-likely reason for some recent disagreements in the literature is discussed. As with CO2, its isoelectronic congener, the formation of amorphous N2O is found to require greater care than the formation of amorphous solids from more-polar molecules.
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  • Hudson RL; Loeffler MJ; Gerakines PA
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  • 146
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  • 2