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Title: Visible spectrum photofragmentation of O{sub 3}{sup −}(H{sub 2}O){sub n}, n ≤ 16

Photofragmentation of ozonide solvated in water clusters, O{sub 3}{sup −}(H{sub 2}O){sub n}, n ≤ 16, has been studied as a function of photon energy as well as the degree of solvation. Using mass selection, the effect of the presence of the solvent molecule on the O{sub 3}{sup −} photodissociation process is assessed one solvent molecule at a time. The O{sub 3}{sup −} acts as a visible light chromophore within the water cluster, namely the O{sub 3}{sup −}(H{sub 2}O) total photodissociation cross-section exhibits generally the same photon energy dependence as isolated O{sub 3}{sup −} throughout the visible wavelength range studied (430–620 nm). With the addition of a single solvent molecule, new photodissociation pathways are opened, including the production of recombined O{sub 3}{sup −}. As the degree of solvation of the parent anion increases, recombination to O{sub 3}{sup −}-based products accounts for close to 40% of photoproducts by n = 16. The remainder of the photoproducts exist as O{sup −}-based; no O{sub 2}{sup −}-based products are observed. Upper bounds on the O{sub 3}{sup −} solvation energy (530 meV) and the O{sup −}-OO bond dissociation energy in the cluster (1.06 eV) are derived.
Authors:
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  1. JILA and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22436611
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 141; Journal Issue: 15; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ANIONS; CROSS SECTIONS; DISSOCIATION; DISSOCIATION ENERGY; ENERGY DEPENDENCE; MOLECULES; OZONE; PHOTOLYSIS; PHOTONS; RECOMBINATION; SOLVATION; SOLVENTS; VISIBLE SPECTRA; WATER; WAVELENGTHS