Photodissociation of size-selected benzene cluster ions: (C6H6)n+ with n = 2-8

Yasuhiro Nakai, Kazuhiko Ohashi, Nobuyuki Nishi

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Photodissociation of size-selected benzene cluster ions, (C6H6)n+ with n = 2-8, was investigated in the wavelength range of 440-960 nm. The average number of neutral monomers ejected from each cluster ion was obtained from the size distribution of photofragment ions. Two different electronic excitations (π ← π local excitation and charge resonance transition) exhibited a similar dissociation propensity with respect to the partitioning of the available energy. An upper bound of 0.35 ± 0.1 eV was determined for the average binding energy of a neutral monomer to a cluster ion with n = 6-8.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7873-7876
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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