Effects of solvation and core switching on the photoelectron angular distributions from (CO 2) n - and (CO 2) n -·H 2O

Richard Mabbs, Eric Surber, Luis Velarde, Andrei Sanov

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The photodetachment of carbon-dioxide cluster anions with a special emphasis on the photoelectron angular distributions (PAD) was investigated. The imaging approach allowed a systematic examination of PAD which reflected the orbital nature of the different core structures. The study of PAD showed that solvation by several carbon-dioxide molecular and/or one water molecule has only moderate effect on the excess-electron orbitals. The observed PAD character was reconciled with the symmetry properties of the parent molecular orbitals, and the results showed remarkable similarities between the monomer and dimer anion cluster-core types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5148-5154
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 15 2004


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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