Trapping Sites and Vibrational Modes of Ag2 in Rare Gas Matrices: A Computer Simulation

  • Paul S. Bechthold
  • Herbert R. Schober


Computer simulations of disilver in fcc rare gas host lattices demonstrate, in agreement with experiment, that in xenon, krypton, and argon matrices one, two, and three trapping sites can be occupied, respectively. They can be identified by the observed and calculated vibrational frequencies. The observed external modes are found to be librations of the Ag2 molecule.


Host Lattice Stable Configuration Trapping Site External Mode Single Vacancy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul S. Bechthold
    • 1
  • Herbert R. Schober
    • 1
  1. 1.Kernforschungsanlage JülichInstitut für FestkörperforschungJülichGermany

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