Is NaI soluble in water clusters?
DRECAM/SPAM, CEA Saclay, 91911 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2 Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire du CNRS, Bât. 213, Université de Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
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Accepted: 30 October 1997
Published online: 15 January 1998
clusters (solvents being , or ) have been studied by resonance enhanced two photons ionization, leading to the detection of clusters. When water is the solvent, large clusters up to n> 50 can be observed, whereas for and no clusters larger than 10 could be evidenced. Because the first step in the ionization process is the excitation from the ground solvated () ion pair state to a covalent excited state, the differences in the cluster size distribution for different solvent may be interpreted as a difference in cluster structures leading to a difference in the charge separation in the ground state.
PACS: 36.40.Mr – Spectroscopy and geometrical structure of clusters / 31.70.Dk – Environmental and solvents effects
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