Imaging of direct photodetachment and autodetachment of (OCS)2-: Excited-state dynamics of the covalent dimer anion

Eric Surber, Andrei M Sanov

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Ion clusters are excellent vehicles for the study of the transition between the gas-phase and bulk properties of matter as they allow examination of molecular ensembles under well-defined conditions. Thus, photoelectron imaging experiments in which both the molecular and "bulk" properties are manifest in the excitation of a small disintegrating anion is reported. The results show that th applicability of the bulk description to such a highly dynamic system is dependent on the electronic structure, particularly the availability of low-lying excited states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Mar 7 2003


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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