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Title: Novel Hydrogen Compounds from a Potassium Carbonate Electrolytic Cell

Journal Article · · Fusion Science and Technology
OSTI ID:20845756

Novel compounds containing hydrogen in new hydride and polymeric states that demonstrate novel hydrogen chemistry have been isolated following the electrolysis of a K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} electrolyte with the production of excess energy. Inorganic hydride clusters K[KH KHCO{sub 3}]{sub n}{sup +} and hydrogen polymer ions such as OH{sub 23}{sup +} and H{sub 16}{sup -} were identified by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy. The presence of compounds containing new states of hydrogen was confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Journal Information:
Fusion Science and Technology, Vol. 37, Issue 2; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2006 American Nuclear Society (ANS), United States, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); ISSN 1536-1055
Country of Publication:
United States