Title

Orientational ortho−H2 pair interactions in the microporous framework MOF-5

Abstract

Infrared spectroscopy is used to observe the orientational fine structure arising from ortho−H2 adsorbed at the primary site of the microporous framework MOF-5. The Q1(1) vibrational transition shows at least two symmetrically spaced fine structure bands on either side of the main band. These grow in relative intensity with increasing H2 concentration indicative of interacting H2 pairs. This interpretation is strongly supported by D2 addition experiments, which cause a large increase in intensity of the fine structure bands with only minimal change in the main band. The spectra are analyzed in terms of H2−H2 electric quadrupole-quadrupole interactions. Consistent with this approach we observe no fine structure bands for the Q1(0) vibrational transition arising from para−H2, which does not possess a quadrupole moment.

Publisher

American Physical Society

Publication Date

10-9-2015

Publication Title

Physical Review B

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.92.134304

Notes

Record for S. FitzGerald. Additional record for J.L.C. Rowsell: https://digitalcommons.oberlin.edu/faculty_schol/3671/

Keywords

Metal-organic frameworks, Resolution infrared-spectroscopy, Solid hydrogen, Absorption intensities, Parahydrogen, Transitions

Language

English

Format

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