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Title: The submersion of sodium clusters in helium nanodroplets: Identification of the surface -> interior transition
Authors: An der Lan, Lukas
Bartl, Peter
Leidlmair, Christian
Schoebel, Harald
Jochum, Roland
Denifl, Stephan
Maerk, Tilmann D.
Ellis, Andrew M.
Scheier, Paul
First Published: 27-Jul-2011
Publisher: American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Citation: Journal of Chemical Physics, 2011, 135 (4), 4309 (6)
Abstract: The submersion of sodium clusters beyond a critical size in helium nanodroplets, which has recently been predicted on theoretical grounds, is demonstrated for the first time. Confirmation of a clear transition from a surface location, which occurs for alkali atoms and small clusters, to full immersion for larger clusters, is provided by identifying the threshold electron energy required to initiate Nan cluster ionization. On the basis of these measurements, a lower limit for the cluster size required for submersion, n ≥ 21, has been determined. This finding is consistent with the recent theoretical prediction.
DOI Link: 10.1063/1.3610388
ISSN: 0021-9606
eISSN: 1089-7690
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright 2011 American Institute of Physics. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Journal of Chemical Physics, 2011, 135 (4), 4309 (6) and may be found at
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