Quantum Rotation of Hydrogen in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

C. M. Brown, T. Yildirim, D. A. Neumann, M. J. Heben, T. Gennett, A. C. Dillon, J. L. Alleman, J. E. Fischer

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We report inelastic neutron scattering results on hydrogen adsorbed onto samples containing single-wall carbon nanotubes. These materials have attracted considerable interest recently due to reports of high density hydrogen storage at room temperature. Inelastic neutron scattering clearly shows the ortho-para conversion of physisorbed hydrogen in a nanotube containing soot loaded with hydrogen. From the rotational J=0→1 transition, no indication of a significant barrier to quantum rotation is seen.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)311-316
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2000

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-590-29559


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