Accession Number:

ADA416316

Title:

Metal Solvation and Novel Metal-Ligand Interactions in Gas Phase Clusters

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 2000-30 Nov 2002

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC ATHENS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Gas phase metal-containing clusters are investigated with time-of-flight mass spectrometry, and with both electronic and vibrational laser spectroscopy. Metal ion-molecule complexes of Mg and Ca are studied with electronic photodissociation spectroscopy near the energies of the atomic cation 2P-2S resonances. Vibrational spectroscopy of Mg and Al complexes with CO2 are studied with infrared photodissociation spectroscopy near the CO2 asymmetric stretch vibration. The vibrational spectroscopy of metal oxide and carbide nanoclusters are studied with multiphoton ionization or multiphoton photodissociation using an infrared free-electron laser. Experiments designed to synthesize macroscopic quantities of ligand-coated nanoparticles have been initiated.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE