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High-resolution zero-kinetic-energy pulsed field ionization photoelectron spectra of the Na(H2O) complex

Wang, Kwangshi and Rodham, David A. and McKoy, Vincent and Blake, Geoffrey A. (1998) High-resolution zero-kinetic-energy pulsed field ionization photoelectron spectra of the Na(H2O) complex. Journal of Chemical Physics, 108 (12). pp. 4817-4827. ISSN 0021-9606. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:WANjcp98

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Abstract

Measured single-photon zero-kinetic-energy pulsed field ionization (ZEKE-PFI) photoelectron spectra of the sodium–water complex are presented and compared with the results of rotationally resolved ab initio calculations. The very nonatomiclike behavior of the photoionization of this Na(H2O) complex is essential in accounting for several significant features in these spectra. Agreement between the calculated and measured photoelectron spectra is encouraging. Furthermore, these results suggest that combined experimental and theoretical studies of ZEKE-PFI spectra can be very useful in elucidating the molecular structure and intermolecular force fields of small clusters


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Additional Information:©1998 American Institute of Physics. (Received 29 August 1997; accepted 17 December 1997) This work was supported by grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Office of Health and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy. We also acknowledge use of the resources of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology CRAY J916/8-4096 supercomputer. This work is also supported by NASA (Grant Nos. NAGW-2813 and -1955) and the National Science Foundation (CHE-9415488). Initial instrumentation funding was provided by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation.
Subject Keywords:PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY; SODIUM; WATER; AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; SODIUM COMPLEXES; MOLECULAR CLUSTERS; MOLECULAR STRUCTURE; PHOTOIONIZATION; field ionisation; ab initio calculations; molecular force constants; quasimolecules
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