The dissociation energy of V13+ and the consequences for radiative cooling
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- Hansen, K., Herlert, A., Schweikhard, L. et al. Eur. Phys. J. D (2005) 34: 67. doi:10.1140/epjd/e2005-00121-x
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The dissociation energy of V13+ has been determined by comparison of the rates of sequential fragmentation, V13+→V 12+→V 11+, and single-step fragmentation of the first fragment, V12+→V 11+. The dissociation-energy value obtained as D=4.35(13) eV has implications for the amount of radiative cooling of the cluster derived form the data presented earlier [C. Walther et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 3816 (1999)] and is used to analyze additional results.