Formation and photoelectron spectroscopy of nanoscale cluster anions of biphenyl, (BP) n - (n = 2-100)

Masaaki Mitsui, Yukino Matsumoto, Naoto Ando, Atsushi Nakajima

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Abstract

Evolution of electronic structures of nanoscale biphenyl cluster anions, (BP) n - (n = 2-100), have been studied by photoelectron spectroscopy in a size-selective fashion. The energetics of vertical detachment energy (VDE) revealed negative electron affinity of a biphenyl molecule and substantial cluster reorganizations via electron attachment. Comparison of the VDE energetics with naphthalene cluster anions implied that the freezing (and/or melting) temperatures of the BP clusters may be much lower than those of naphthalene clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberCL-050831
Pages (from-to)1244-1245
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume34
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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