Mass spectra and photoelectron spectroscopy of negatively charged benzene clusters, (benzene)n- (n=53-124)

Masaaki Mitsui, Atsushi Nakajima, Koji Kaya, Uzi Even

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The threshold size and photoelectron study of neat negatively charged benzene clusters was carried out using a high-temperature and high-pressure valve to generate cold, large, negatively charged benzene clusters. It was found that there is an abrupt onset of formation of the (benzene)n- clusters occurring at size n=53, and the cluster distribution extended to above n>160. Benzene clusters smaller than the threshold size were also observed. Photoelectron spectroscopy revealed that the VDES of (benzene)n- with n = 53-124 fell within 0.4-0.6 eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5707-5710
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct 1


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

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