Accession Number : ADA304261

Title :   Theoretical/Experimental Investigations of Dications and Cluster Ions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 91-31 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER

Personal Author(s) : Lineberger, W. C. ; Leone, S. R. ; Parson, Robert

PDF Url : ADA304261

Report Date : 30 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The study of molecular dication chemistry has concluded with a detailed study of the reactions of CF(n)(2+) with D2 and O2, as well as with rare gases. A particularly surprising result was the detection of major channels of bond breaking and bond forming in reactions of dications with D2 and O2. Other H2CCC(-) autodetachment studies aided our understanding of energy flow from vibration and rotation to electronic energy in reactive species. Experiments to study the properties of ionic chromophores in solvents have continued, and time-resolved dynamic studies have given clear evidence of solvent shell breakup. Related theoretical studies investigate the stability of ions in a solvent, treating the effect of the solvent as producing a strong electric field at the center of mass of the chromophore. Preliminary experiments showed the feasibility of trapping ions in O2 solvents. jg p1

Descriptors :   *IONS, *CATIONS, *CLUSTERING, STABILITY, VIBRATION, DETECTION, CHROMOPHORES, DYNAMICS, REACTIVITIES, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ENERGY TRANSFER, CARBON, OXYGEN, CHEMICAL BONDS, CHEMISTRY, ELECTRON ENERGY, FLUORINE, SOLVENTS, DEUTERIUM, ROTATION, CHANNELS, RARE GASES.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE