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Title: Photodissociation and charge transfer dynamics of negative ions studied with femtosecond photoelectron spectroscopy

Abstract

This dissertation presents studies aimed at understanding the potential energy surfaces and dynamics of isolated negative ions, and the effects of solvent on each. Although negative ions play important roles in atmospheric and solution phase chemistry, to a large extent the ground and excited state potential energy surfaces of gas phase negative ions are poorly characterized, and solvent effects even less well understood. In an effort to fill this gap, the author's coworkers and the author have developed a new technique, anion femtosecond photoelectron spectroscopy, and applied it to gas phase photodissociation and charge transfer processes. Studies are presented that (1) characterize the ground and excited states of isolated and clustered anions, (2) monitor the photodissociation dynamics of isolated and clustered anions, and (3) explore the charge-transfer-to-solvent states of atomic iodide clustered with polar and non-polar solvents.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF); Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (US)
OSTI Identifier:
751811
Report Number(s):
LBNL-44714
R&D Project: 400801; TRN: US0003484
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098; CHE-9710243
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: Thesis (Ph.D.); Submitted to Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (US); PBD: 17 Dec 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; POTENTIAL ENERGY; ANIONS; SOLVENTS; GROUND STATES; EXCITED STATES; PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY; DISSOCIATION; CHARGE EXCHANGE; ION PAIRS; IODIDES

Citation Formats

Zanni, Martin Thomas. Photodissociation and charge transfer dynamics of negative ions studied with femtosecond photoelectron spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/751811.
Zanni, Martin Thomas. Photodissociation and charge transfer dynamics of negative ions studied with femtosecond photoelectron spectroscopy. United States. doi:10.2172/751811.
Zanni, Martin Thomas. Wed . "Photodissociation and charge transfer dynamics of negative ions studied with femtosecond photoelectron spectroscopy". United States. doi:10.2172/751811. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/751811.
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title = {Photodissociation and charge transfer dynamics of negative ions studied with femtosecond photoelectron spectroscopy},
author = {Zanni, Martin Thomas},
abstractNote = {This dissertation presents studies aimed at understanding the potential energy surfaces and dynamics of isolated negative ions, and the effects of solvent on each. Although negative ions play important roles in atmospheric and solution phase chemistry, to a large extent the ground and excited state potential energy surfaces of gas phase negative ions are poorly characterized, and solvent effects even less well understood. In an effort to fill this gap, the author's coworkers and the author have developed a new technique, anion femtosecond photoelectron spectroscopy, and applied it to gas phase photodissociation and charge transfer processes. Studies are presented that (1) characterize the ground and excited states of isolated and clustered anions, (2) monitor the photodissociation dynamics of isolated and clustered anions, and (3) explore the charge-transfer-to-solvent states of atomic iodide clustered with polar and non-polar solvents.},
doi = {10.2172/751811},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1999},
month = {Wed Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1999}
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