Infrared Photodissociation Spectroscopy of Cluster Anions in the Gas Phase

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Abstract
<p>Infrared photodissociation spectroscopy has been applied to mass-selected anion molecule complexes in the gas phase. In combination with quantum chemical calculations, this technique has proven to be very successful for gaining insight into the structures and interaction behavior of such species. We have used the \textquotedblleftAr nanomatrix\textquotedblright approach (which means tagging of the target clusters with a small number of Ar atoms) in order to produce cold complexes close to their ground state equilibrium structures and to facilitate dissociation upon absorption of one infrared<br /> photon.</p>
Year of Publication
2008
University
University of Colorado Boulder
City
Boulder
Advisors - JILA Fellows
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