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Novel Hydrogen Compounds from a Potassium Carbonate Electrolytic Cell

Randell L. Mills

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 37 / Number 2 / March 2000 / Pages 157-182

Technical Paper

Novel compounds containing hydrogen in new hydride and polymeric states that demonstrate novel hydrogen chemistry have been isolated following the electrolysis of a K2CO3 electrolyte with the production of excess energy. Inorganic hydride clusters K[KH KHCO3]n+ and hydrogen polymer ions such as OH23+ and H16- were identified by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy. The presence of compounds containing new states of hydrogen was confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

 
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