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Title: X-ray-induced dissociation of H.sub.2O and formation of an O.sub.2-H.sub.2 alloy at high pressure

Abstract

A novel molecular alloy of O.sub.2 and H.sub.2 and a method of producing such a molecular alloy are provided. When subjected to high pressure and extensive x-radiation, H.sub.2O molecules cleaved, forming O--O and H--H bonds. In the method of the present invention, the O and H framework in ice VII was converted into a molecular alloy of O.sub.2 and H.sub.2. X-ray diffraction, x-ray Raman scattering, and optical Raman spectroscopy demonstrate that this crystalline solid differs from previously known phases.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Washington, DC
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Carnegie Institution of Washington (Washington, DC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1032635
Patent Number(s):
8,066,968
Application Number:
12/257,537
Assignee:
Carnegie Institution of Washington (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-99ER45775
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Mao, Ho-kwang, and Mao, Wendy L. X-ray-induced dissociation of H.sub.2O and formation of an O.sub.2-H.sub.2 alloy at high pressure. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Mao, Ho-kwang, & Mao, Wendy L. X-ray-induced dissociation of H.sub.2O and formation of an O.sub.2-H.sub.2 alloy at high pressure. United States.
Mao, Ho-kwang, and Mao, Wendy L. Tue . "X-ray-induced dissociation of H.sub.2O and formation of an O.sub.2-H.sub.2 alloy at high pressure". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1032635.
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author = {Mao, Ho-kwang and Mao, Wendy L},
abstractNote = {A novel molecular alloy of O.sub.2 and H.sub.2 and a method of producing such a molecular alloy are provided. When subjected to high pressure and extensive x-radiation, H.sub.2O molecules cleaved, forming O--O and H--H bonds. In the method of the present invention, the O and H framework in ice VII was converted into a molecular alloy of O.sub.2 and H.sub.2. X-ray diffraction, x-ray Raman scattering, and optical Raman spectroscopy demonstrate that this crystalline solid differs from previously known phases.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {11}
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