Spectroscopy of the Amide-I Modes of Acetanilide

  • Irving J. Bigio
  • Alwyn C. Scott
  • Clifford T. Johnston
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 243)


In 1973, Careri published evidence of an “unconventional” amide-I (CO stretching) band at 1650 cm−1 in crystalline acetanilide (CH3CONHC6H5), abbreviated ACN.1 Following the “soliton” theory of Davydov,2 this band has been assigned to a “self-trapped state” in which CO vibrational energy is localized near a single ACN molecule through interactions with lattice phonons.3, 4 A complementary “polaron” picture5 of this self-trapped state has been presented recently by Alexander and Krumhansl.6, 7


Raman Spectrum Wave Packet Color Center Polaron State Acoustic Phonon Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irving J. Bigio
    • 1
  • Alwyn C. Scott
    • 2
  • Clifford T. Johnston
    • 3
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsThe University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.University of FloridaGainsvilleUSA

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