Multiphoton Ionization of Clusters: Reactions and Spectroscopy

  • A. W. CastlemanJr.
  • R. G. Keesee


Clusters display properties intermediate between the gas and the condensed phase and studies of their varying properties as a function of degree of aggregation provide a unique way of bridging atomic and molecular science on the one hand with that dealing with condensed matter and surfaces on the other. The application of supersonic molecular beam techniques, coupled with both resonant and non-resonant multiphoton ionization, time-of-flight mass spectrometer methods in conjunction with reflecting electric fields will be discussed in terms of investigating variations of spectral features, ionization potentials, reactions, and dissociation processes.


Ionization Potential Spectral Shift Dissociation Process Argon Atom Rotational Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. W. CastlemanJr.
    • 1
  • R. G. Keesee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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