Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 187, Issue 1–2, pp 62–70 | Cite as

Radiation Effects in Solid Nitrogen

  • E. V. Savchenko
  • I. V. Khyzhniy
  • S. A. Uyutnov
  • M. A. Bludov
  • A. P. Barabashov
  • G. B. Gumenchuk
  • V. E. Bondybey


The radiation effects and relaxation processes in pre-irradiated by an electron beam solid \(\hbox {N}_{2}\) have been studied with a focus on the behavior of the so far unidentified emission band at 360 nm. The study was performed using optical and current spectroscopy methods: cathodoluminescence and developed by our group nonstationary luminescence, as well as spectrally resolved thermally stimulated luminescence, and thermally stimulated exoelectron emission. The measurements cover the temperature range of the \(\alpha \)-phase existence. Activation spectroscopy evidenced connection of the 360 nm band with the neutralization reaction. Possible scenarios of \(\hbox {N}_{4}^{+}\) neutralization via dissociative recombination are discussed, and interpretation of the 360 nm band is suggested.


Charged centers Neutralization Relaxation Tetranitrogen 



The authors cordially thank Profs. Minh Tho Nguyen, Peter Feulner and Giovanni Strazzulla for stimulating discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. V. Savchenko
    • 1
  • I. V. Khyzhniy
    • 1
  • S. A. Uyutnov
    • 1
  • M. A. Bludov
    • 1
  • A. P. Barabashov
    • 1
  • G. B. Gumenchuk
    • 2
  • V. E. Bondybey
    • 2
  1. 1.B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and EngineeringNASUKharkivUkraine
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie IITUMGarching b. MunichGermany

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