Structural Chemistry

, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp 579–582 | Cite as

Nitrosonium nitrate: A simple cryogenic preparation and phase transitions

  • Aharon Givan
  • Aharon Loewenschuss


A simple method is suggested for the preparation of pure nitrosonium nitrate (NO+ NO 3 ) thin films, by deposition of nitrogen dioxide from the gas phase onto a cold tip under specified conditions and subsequent warming up of the layer. Fourier-transform infrared spectra were used for its characterization and to determine its purity. The NO+ NO 3 solid thus formed was found to be stable up to 230 K. Raman examination of temperature cycling effects on thev(NO+) band and on the phonon region of the thin films indicates one amorphous and two crystalline phases. Amorphous-crystalline and crystalline-crystalline transition temperatures are reported.


Nitrogen Nitrate Physical Chemistry Thin Film Dioxide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aharon Givan
    • 1
  • Aharon Loewenschuss
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Inorganic and Analytical ChemistryThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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