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Laser Photoionization Of Potassium Clusters Containing Up To 101 Atoms
Author(s): Winston A. Saunders
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Paper Abstract

Photoionization measurements on potassium clusters, KN, with 3 ≤N ≤101 atoms, show the influence of the clusters' electronic shell structure throughout the range of cluster sizes. Steps in the photoionization thresholds at the major shell closings are observed, and features in the photoionization spectra are correlated with the clusters' electronic levels. The trend of the thresholds toward the bulk work function is also observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0620, Laser Applications in Chemistry and Biophysics, (30 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961126
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Winston A. Saunders, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0620:
Laser Applications in Chemistry and Biophysics
Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Editor(s)

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