Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 37 / Number 2 / March 2000 / Pages 157-182
Technical Paper / dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST00-A132
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.