Nanoscale molecular surface electron attachment

Abraham F. Jalbout, R. del Castillo, Ludwik Adamowicz

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Abstract

In this work we have considered the ability of nanoscale molecular surfaces (around 2 nm in width) in trapping excess electrons. As previously reported, we suggested that molecular surfaces with hydrogen bonding networks (consisting of OH groups) on one side of the surface and hydrogen atoms on the opposite side were capable of forming stable dipole-bound anions. The increased dipole moments generated by the OH groups coupled to the partial positive charge of the hydrogen atoms creates charge pockets that are can trap excess electrons. We have extended the size of the surface to study the effect of electron localization on molecular surfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume445
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 13 2007

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Nanoscale molecular surface electron attachment. / Jalbout, Abraham F.; del Castillo, R.; Adamowicz, Ludwik.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 445, No. 4-6, 13.09.2007, p. 89-94.

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Jalbout, Abraham F. ; del Castillo, R. ; Adamowicz, Ludwik. / Nanoscale molecular surface electron attachment. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 445, No. 4-6. pp. 89-94.
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