Coexistence of solvated electrons and solvent valence anions in negatively charged acetonitrile clusters, [formula presented] ([formula presented])

Masaaki Mitsui, Naoto Ando, Shinsuke Kokubo, Atsushi Nakajima, Koji Kaya

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Abstract

Anion photoelectron spectroscopy of acetonitrile cluster anions, [Formula presented] ([Formula presented]), successfully demonstrates the competitive coexistence of two different anionic species: a solvated electron and a solvent-bound valence anion. The distinctly different nature of these anions is revealed by hole-burning-type photoelectron spectroscopy and relative photodetachment cross section measurements. This unusual coexistence is attributed to the closely lying nature of their anionic states at just the number of solvent molecules sufficient to almost complete the first solvation layer.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume91
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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