Laser spectroscopy of gas confined in nanoporous materials

Tomas Svensson, Zhijian Shen
2010 Applied Physics Letters  
We show that high-resolution laser spectroscopy can probe surface interactions of gas confined in nano-cavities of porous materials. We report on strong line broadening and unfamiliar lineshapes due to tight confinement, as well as signal enhancement due to multiple photon scattering. This new domain of laser spectroscopy constitute a challenge for the theory of collisions and spectroscopic lineshapes, and open for new ways of analyzing porous materials and processes taking place therein.
doi:10.1063/1.3292210 fatcat:iqfwhjntn5dmbbj32dq2gcjwci