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Time-resolved spectroscopy of Nan-cluster fragmentation


Using picosecond pump&probe technique followed by mass-selective detection, the dynamics of excited states of cold Nan=3...8-clusters in a supersonic beam — excited at λ=422nm — have been studied in time-resolved two-photon-ionization (TPI)-experiments. With growing cluster size a monotonous decrease of the decay times is observed except in the case of Na7 known to be a very symmetric cluster.

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Kühling, H., Kobe, K., Rutz, S. et al. Time-resolved spectroscopy of Nan-cluster fragmentation. Z Phys D - Atoms, Molecules and Clusters 26, 33–35 (1993).

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