Dynamics of cluster anions: A detailed look at condensed-phase interactions

Andrei Sanov, W. Carl Lineberger

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Abstract

This Perspective reflects on several recent advances in the studies of structure and dynamics of cluster anions, bridging the gap between 'cluster' and condensed phases. Applications involving photofragment and photodetachment spectroscopy, as well as femtosecond time-resolved experiments, are described. Special emphasis is given to the effects of microscopic solvation on the electronic structure and reactivity of negative ions in heterogeneous and homogeneous cluster environments. Some recent breakthroughs in experimental methodology are also outlined, in particular the application of photofragment and photoelectron methods and the imaging technique to the studies of molecular cluster anions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-177
Number of pages13
JournalPhysChemComm
Volume5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 19 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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