Formation of Free Radicals in Tritiated H2O and D2O Ice

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Science  07 Apr 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3458, pp. 1082
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3458.1082


By using tritium as an internal source of radiation, electron spin resonance spectra may be obtained for samples contained in glass without the usual disturbing effects due to irradiated glass. The production of OH and OD radicals in tritiated H2O and D2O ice may be readily demonstrated with this technique.