Low Temperature Physics: 45, 737 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5111301
Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 45, Number 7 (July 2019), p. 862-873    ( to contents , go back )

Thermoluminescence of nitrogen–neon and nitrogen–argon nanoclusters immersed in superfluid helium

Adil Meraki

Department of Physics, Bilecik Seyh Edebali University, Bilecik, Turkey
TUBITAK National Metrology Institute, Gebze, Turkey

Patrick T. McColgan, Sergei Sheludiakov, David M. Lee, and Vladimir V. Khmelenko

Department of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Quantum Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
E-mail: khmel@physics.tamu.edu
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Received January 3, 2019, published online May 28, 2019

Abstract

Ensembles of nanoclusters created by injection of nitrogen atoms and molecules as well as rare gas (RG) atoms (Ne and Ar) into superfluid 4He have been studied via optical and electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopies. We studied the dynamics of thermoluminescence spectra emitted during the warming of porous structures formed by nitrogen–neon and nitrogen–argon nanoclusters inside superfluid helium. We show experimental evidence that quantum vortices initiate chemical reactions in porous ensembles of nanoclusters. Using this experimental approach, it is possible to study chemical reactions of heavy atoms and molecules at very low temperatures where normally their diffusion and quantum tunneling in solid matrices are completely suppressed.

Key words: thermoluminescence, porous structures, nanoclusters, superfluid helium.

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