Magic numbers in CN+ and CN- abundance distributions

M. Y. Hahn, E. C. Honea, A. J. Paguia, K. E. Schriver, A. M. Camarena, R. L. Whetten

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Charged carbon clusters (C+N and C-N;N = 9-87) have been produced by growth from laser-generated carbon vapor in a helium flow channel, without the aid of subsequent laser ionization/attachment. The resulting abundance distributions therefore reflect relative cluster stabilities, rather than the consequences of specific photophysical processes. Under all conditions, the N = 60 magic number is reproduced in the C+N distribution, while these and other observed numbers are not seen in the C-N distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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