Br K-edge x-ray-absorption measurements have been performed on gaseous (300 K), liquid (294 and 278 K), and solid (200 and 80 K) Br-2. The experimental data have been analyzed by using a comparison with calculated ab initio structural signals. The molecular Br-Br average distance, determined with the accuracy of 0.003 Angstrom A, shows an expansion of about 0.02 Angstrom A going from the gas phase to the low-temperature condensed phases. The bond-distance variance is found to be 2.0 x 10(-3) Angstrom A in the gas and liquid phases. The intermolecular contribution in the condensed phases, which is found to affect considerably the near-edge region fo the spectrum kappa < 3.5 Angstrom A(-1), has been isolated by means of a subtraction procedure. Significant differences between the liquid samples at the two temperatures are observed and the potential of these measurements to provide information on orientational correlations between neighboring molecules is addressed.

Structural investigation of gaseous, liquid, and solid Br2 by x-ray absorption

FILIPPONI, Adriano;OTTAVIANO, LUCA;PASSACANTANDO, MAURIZIO;SANTUCCI, Sandro
1993

Abstract

Br K-edge x-ray-absorption measurements have been performed on gaseous (300 K), liquid (294 and 278 K), and solid (200 and 80 K) Br-2. The experimental data have been analyzed by using a comparison with calculated ab initio structural signals. The molecular Br-Br average distance, determined with the accuracy of 0.003 Angstrom A, shows an expansion of about 0.02 Angstrom A going from the gas phase to the low-temperature condensed phases. The bond-distance variance is found to be 2.0 x 10(-3) Angstrom A in the gas and liquid phases. The intermolecular contribution in the condensed phases, which is found to affect considerably the near-edge region fo the spectrum kappa < 3.5 Angstrom A(-1), has been isolated by means of a subtraction procedure. Significant differences between the liquid samples at the two temperatures are observed and the potential of these measurements to provide information on orientational correlations between neighboring molecules is addressed.
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