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dc.contributor.authorPFLIBSEN, KENT PAUL.
dc.creatorPFLIBSEN, KENT PAUL.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-31T18:47:30Zen
dc.date.available2011-10-31T18:47:30Zen
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/187656en
dc.description.abstractVibrational and electronic absorption spectra of metal alloy molecules and small particles have been measured. The matrix isolation technique was used to produce the samples. Dissimilar metals were combined to provide far infrared vibrational activity. Through the study of the electronic and vibrational excitation spectra, metallic interatomic binding potential characteristics could be investigated. The absorption spectra of the molecular systems were modelled using the extended Hueckel method, for the electronic excitations, and a dynamical matrix-normal mode technique for the vibrational excitations. Surface plasmon absorption, from the metal alloy particles, could not be measured but surface phonon absorption was measured. Electronic and vibrational absorption lines in alloyed metal molecules were measured and compared to the calculations. A surface diffusion model was developed to explain the dependences of molecule and particle size on the experimentally controlled system parameters.
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dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.subjectCopper -- Spectra.en_US
dc.subjectElectronic excitation.en_US
dc.subjectSilver -- Spectra.en_US
dc.subjectInfrared spectroscopy.en_US
dc.titleTHE VIBRATIONAL AND ELECTRONIC ABSORPTION SPECTRA OF SILVER-LITHIUM, SILVER-SODIUM, COPPER-LITHIUM, AND COPPER-SODIUM FROM SINGLE MOLECULES TO SMALL PARTICLES.en_US
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dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc690928129en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8412673en_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-16T07:58:01Z
html.description.abstractVibrational and electronic absorption spectra of metal alloy molecules and small particles have been measured. The matrix isolation technique was used to produce the samples. Dissimilar metals were combined to provide far infrared vibrational activity. Through the study of the electronic and vibrational excitation spectra, metallic interatomic binding potential characteristics could be investigated. The absorption spectra of the molecular systems were modelled using the extended Hueckel method, for the electronic excitations, and a dynamical matrix-normal mode technique for the vibrational excitations. Surface plasmon absorption, from the metal alloy particles, could not be measured but surface phonon absorption was measured. Electronic and vibrational absorption lines in alloyed metal molecules were measured and compared to the calculations. A surface diffusion model was developed to explain the dependences of molecule and particle size on the experimentally controlled system parameters.


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