Spectroscopy of free sodium-ammonia clusters

  • C. P. Schulz
  • A. Gerber
  • C. Nitsch
  • I. V. Hertel
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Abstract

Neutral sodium ammonia clusters are formed in apickup source by injecting a beam of sodium atoms into the expansion zone of a pulsed nozzle beam of neat ammonia gas. The clusters are studied by one-photon ionisation in the range of 266 nm to 500 nm with pulsed lasers and Time-of-Flight mass spectroscopy. Na(NH3)n cluster ion signals up ton=35 are observed. The ionisation potentials of complexes up ton=9 are reported.

PACS

36.40.+d 33.80.Eh 82.30.Nr 82.40.Dm 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. Schulz
    • 1
  • A. Gerber
    • 1
  • C. Nitsch
    • 1
  • I. V. Hertel
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikUniversität FreiburgFreiburgFederal Republic of Germany

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