Clusters of aluminum atoms solvated with water molecules, Al(H2O)n, have been studied by one-photon ionization and time-of-flight mass spectroscopy. Characteristic feature is observed in the photoionization mass spectrum: The intensities of the product Al+(H2O)n ions are about one order of magnitude larger for n≤4 than for n≥5. The ionization potentials are determined for n up to 4. The obtained results are discussed in connection with the recent theoretical works. The photodissociation spectroscopy has also been applied to the Al+(H2O)n ions with n=1-10. The observed spectra are ascribed to the transition localized on the Al+ ion on the analogy of the results of Mg+(H2O)n photodissociation. The dissociation dynamics is also discussed from the fragmentation pattern with the aid of the recent theoretical work on the structure and stability of these ions.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters|
|Issue number||1 Supplement|
|Publication status||Published - 1993 Mar 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics