Inter-channel effects in monosolvated atomic iodide cluster anion detachment: Correlation of the anisotropy parameter with solvent dipole moment

Foster Mbaiwa, Diep Dao, Nicholas Holtgrewe, Joshua Lasinski, Richard Mabbs

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Photoelectron imaging results are presented for I -X cluster anions (X CO 2, C 4H 5N pyrrole, (CH 3) 2CO, CH 3NO 2). The available detachment channels are labeled according to the neutral iodine atom states produced (channel I 2P 32 and channel II 2P 1/2). At photon energies in the vicinity of the channel II threshold these data are compared to previously reported results for I -X (X CH 3CN, CH 3Cl, CH 3Br, and H 2O). In particular, these results show a strong connection between the dipole moment of the solvent molecule and the behavior of the channel I photoelectron angular distributions in this region, which is consistent with an electronic autodetachment process. The evolution of the channel II:channel I branching ratios in this excitation regime supports this contention.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114303
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 2012


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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