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Infrared signature of structures associated with the H<sup>+</sup>(H <inf>2</inf>O)<inf>n</inf> (n = 6 to 27) clusters

Shin, JW and Hammer, NI and Diken, EG and Johnson, MA and Walters, RS and Jaeger, TD and Duncan, MA and Christie, RA and Jordan, KD (2004) Infrared signature of structures associated with the H<sup>+</sup>(H <inf>2</inf>O)<inf>n</inf> (n = 6 to 27) clusters. Science, 304 (5674). 1137 - 1140. ISSN 0036-8075

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We report the OH stretching vibrational spectra of size-selected H +(H2O)n clusters through the region of the pronounced "magic number" at n = 21 in the cluster distribution. Sharp features are observed in the spectra and assigned to excitation of the dangling OH groups throughout the size range 6 ≤ n ≤ 27. A multiplet of such bands appears at small cluster sizes. This pattern simplifies to a doublet at n = 11, with the doublet persisting up to n = 20, but then collapsing to a single line in the n = 21 and n = 22 clusters and reemerging at n = 23. This spectral simplification provides direct evidence that, for the magic number cluster, all the dangling OH groups arise from water molecules in similar binding sites.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Shin, JW
Hammer, NI
Diken, EG
Johnson, MA
Walters, RS
Jaeger, TD
Duncan, MA
Christie, RA
Jordan, KDjordan@pitt.eduJORDAN
Date: 21 May 2004
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Science
Volume: 304
Number: 5674
Page Range: 1137 - 1140
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1126/science.1096466
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Chemistry
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0036-8075
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2013 16:15
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 12:55


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