RF MuSR in the gas phase: The Search for a Radical State (RB920227)


The main spectroscopic technique for studying radicals in solids and liquids, ESR, cannot usually be used to study radicals of more than 3-5 atoms in the gas phase due to strong coupling between the spin, rotational, and orbital angular momenta. Muon spin rotation/relaxation/resonance (MuSR) does not suffer from this problem, potentially making it superior for gas phase measurements. We are attemping to demonstrate RF MuSR as a new tool for measuring organic radicals in the gas phase, opening up the possibility of final state spectroscopy on such systems. This proposal aims to measure the cyclohexadienyl radical formed in benzene vapour.

DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/ISIS.E.24079325
Metadata Access https://icatisis.esc.rl.ac.uk/oaipmh/request?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_datacite&identifier=oai:icatisis.esc.rl.ac.uk:inv/24079325
Creator Dr Stephen Cottrell; Dr Iain McKenzie; Professor Don Fleming
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2013
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Contact isisdata(at)stfc.ac.uk
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Photon- and Neutron Geosciences
Temporal Coverage Begin 2010-07-26T15:31:22Z
Temporal Coverage End 2010-08-04T07:59:45Z