Time-of-flight mass and photoelectron spectroscopy study of LaCn-

S. Suzuki, M. Kohno, H. Shiromaru, Y. Achiba, H. Kietzmann, B. Kessler, G. Ganteför, W. Eberhardt

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Mass spectra of LaCn- were taken by using a laser-vaporization source (LVS) and pulsed arc cluster ion source (PACIS) applied to La-carbon composite rods (1:130 atomic ratio). The mass spectrum using the LVS with annealing procedure has shown several magic numbers for LaCn- (n = 44, 50, 60, and 70), whereas only small LaCn- (up to n = 14) have been observed in the mass spectrum using the PACIS. Photoelectron spectra of some of these have been measured using a magnetic-bottle type time-of-flight electron spectrometer. These results indicate the exsistence of a few conformational isomers for small La-containing carbon cluster negative ions LaCn- (n = 5-8).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-409
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift fur Physik D-Atoms Molecules and Clusters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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