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Study Data from University of Groningen Update Knowledge of Chemical Physics (Oxidation of carbynes: Signatures in infrared spectra)

August 19, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- Investigators publish new report on Chemical Physics. According to news reporting originating in Groningen, Netherlands, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "We report and solidly interpret the infrared spectrum of both pristine and oxidized carbynes embedded in a pure-carbon matrix."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Groningen, "The spectra probe separately the effects of oxidation on sp- and on sp(2)-hybridized carbon, and provide information on the stability of the different structures in an oxidizing atmosphere. The final products are mostly short end-oxidized carbynes anchored with a double bond to sp(2) fragments, plus an oxidized sp(2) amorphous matrix."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Our results have important implications for the realization of carbyne-based nano-electronics devices and highlight the active participation of carbynes in astrochemical reactions where they act as carbon source for the promotion of more complex organic species."

For more information on this research see: Oxidation of carbynes: Signatures in infrared spectra. Journal of Chemical Physics, 2014;140(24):576-581. Journal of Chemical Physics can be contacted at: Amer Inst Physics, Circulation & Fulfillment Div, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Ste 1 N O 1, Melville, NY 11747-4501, USA. (American Institute of Physics -; Journal of Chemical Physics -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Cinquanta, University of Groningen, Zernike Inst Adv Mat, NL-9747 AG Groningen, Netherlands. Additional authors for this research include N. Manini, L. Ravagnan, L. Caramella, G. Onida, P. Milani and P. Rudolf.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Groningen, Netherlands, Chemical Physics

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