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Dissociation pathways of protonated water clusters
Author(s): T. Wroblewski; L. Ziemczonek; E. Gazda; G. P. Karwasz
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Paper Abstract

Relative abundances of positively ionized water clusters formed in a low-pressure electrical discharge as function of reduced electric field were obtained by using drift cell and quadrupole mass spectrometer. It was noticed that some clusters say with n=4 were more abundant than others, at comparable drift conditions. Dissociation energies have been derived form equilibrium conditions for relative clusters abundances. The Hartree-Fock method in 6-311G** molecular-basis set has been applied to calculations of binding energies for different structural "families" of clusters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5258, IV Workshop on Atomic and Molecular Physics, (17 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.544687
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T. Wroblewski, Pomeranian Pedagogical Academy (Poland)
L. Ziemczonek, Pomeranian Pedagogical Academy (Poland)
E. Gazda, Pomeranian Pedagogical Academy (Poland)
Gdansk Univ. of Technology (Poland)
G. P. Karwasz, Pomeranian Pedagogical Academy (Poland)


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IV Workshop on Atomic and Molecular Physics

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