Intriguing examples of inhomogeneous broadening

Francesco Ancilotto, M. Mercedes Calbi, Milton W. Cole, Silvina M. Gatica, E. Susana Hernández

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Three problems are considered in which inhomogeneous broadening can yield unusual consequences. One problem involves the energy levels of atoms moving within nanopores of nearly cylindrical cross section. A second involves atomic or molecular motion in a quasi-one-dimensional interstitial channel within a bundle of carbon nanotubes. The third problem involves motion within a groove between two nanotubes at the surface of such a bundle. In each case, the density of states at low energy is qualitatively different from that occurring in the perfectly homogeneous case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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Ancilotto, F., Calbi, M. M., Cole, M. W., Gatica, S. M., & Hernández, E. S. (2004). Intriguing examples of inhomogeneous broadening. Israel Journal of Chemistry, 44(1-3), 229-234.