Generation and photoionization of cold Nan clusters; n to 200

Eric C. Honea, Margie L. Homer, John L. Persson, Robert L. Whetten

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Abstract

Featureless abundance distributions are found for sodium atomic clusters in a cold He flowstream by laser ablation, demonstrating that the "magic number" ledges observed previously from oven-beam experiments are caused by high cluster temperatures. The utility of the cold pulsed beams indicated here by experiments on photoionization and photofragmentation properties, including ionization potential estimates for n as large as 137. Electronic and chemical measurements on cold alkali metal clusters in beams or flowing gases will permit critical tests of the electronic shell model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume171
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 3 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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