Structures and Charge Distributions of Cluster Anions Studied by Infrared Photodissociation Spectroscopy

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Abstract
<p>Anions are relevant in many different facets of chemistry. The study of anions, their interaction\&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">with other atoms and molecules and the effect of solvation on those interactions are of interest\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">to further the understanding of chemical processes. Studies on cluster ions in vacuo allow for the\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">generation of and excellent control over chemically interesting species. Experiments of this nature\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">are ideal for studying the fundamental interactions of molecular partners by eliminating many of\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">the complications of obtaining spectroscopic data on an individual species in the condensed phase.\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">The clusters studied can also be viewed as model systems for more complex chemical processes that</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">are otherwise difficult to understand at a molecular level.</span></p>
Year of Publication
2015
Degree
Ph.D.
Number of Pages
204
Date Published
02-2015
University
University of Colorado Boulder
City
Boulder, Colorado
Advisors - JILA Fellows
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