The Free Rotor, NH3, in Metal Hexammine Ions

  • H. Blank
  • J. K. Cockcroft
  • G. J. Kearley
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 17)


The low-energy INS spectrum of Co(NH3)6(PF6)2 shows clear evidence of almost free rotation of the NH3 groups. A slightly moairied V6, hindrance potential is shown to fit the observed data reasonably well.


Barrier Height Free Rotation Rotational Level Inelastic Neutron Scatter Tunnel Splitting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Blank
    • 1
  • J. K. Cockcroft
    • 1
  • G. J. Kearley
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Laue-Langevin, 156XGrenoble CedexFrance

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