Electron Attachment to Clusters
Weakly bound clusters are formed by adiabatic expansion of CO2, N2O, H2O, SF6, Xe, and some halocarbons. Electron attachment to these clusters is investigated in the low-pressure environment of the collimated cluster beam. The energy of the electrons in this study ranges from ~0 to ~10 eV. Size distributions of the resulting cluster anions are compared to cluster cation mass spectra, obtained by electron impact. Resonances in the yield of anions are increasingly redshifted with increasing cluster size, due to the electronic solvation shift. New resonances, in addition to the shape resonances known from electron attachment to monomers, are observed at low electron energy in some, but not in all, cases.
Large Finite Systems. The Jerusalem Symposia on Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry, vol 20
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O. Echt, M. Knapp, C. Schwarz and E. Recknagel, Electron Attachment to Clusters, in Large Finite Systems (The Jerusalem Symposia on Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry, vol. 20) (J. Jortner, A. Pullman and B. Pullman, eds.), D. Reidel Co., 1987, p. 179