Fundamental cluster studies of materials and atmospheric chemistry

Darren P. Hydutsky, Denis E. Bergeron, Tory E. Dermota, Jason R. Stairs, Kenneth L. Knappenberger, Kevin M. Davis, Chuck E. Jones, Mohamed A. Sobhy, N. J. Bianco, S. J. Peppernick, Albert W. Castleman

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This paper discusses several current research areas in fundamental cluster science. Delayed ionization of the Met-Car, the study and synthesis of novel cluster materials, and solvation of atmospherically relevant clusters with water are all currently under investigation. The delayed ionization experiments show good agreement with a thermionic emission model. Supermagic Al13- clusters are found to react with CH3I to form new stable clusters. The effeets of water solvation on excited SO2 and HBr clusters are examined with the pump-probe technique. All of these topics give insight into the fundamental physics and chemistry of clusters and provide relevant information to real world problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClusters and Nano-Assemblies
Subtitle of host publicationPhysical and Biological Systems: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A., 10-13 November, 2003
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789812701879
ISBN (Print)9812563318, 9789812563316
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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