Spectral behavior of hydrogen-bonded systems: Quasiparticle model

S. F. Fischer, G. L. Hofacker, M. A. Ratner

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The spectral behavior of protons forming hydrogen bonds in a solid is investigated. The ionic defect H3O+ in the ice crystal is used as a basic model. Strong interaction with optical phonons (wagging vibrations) is considered to infinite order by construction of a quasiparticle analogous to the small polaron. We predict for the absorption profile a broad peak with some fine structure at the low-frequency side. Temperature dependence, red shifting, and mass dependence of the spectrum are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1934-1947
Number of pages14
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1970

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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