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Electronic Excited State Lifetimes of Anionic Water Clusters: Dependence on Charge Solvation Motif

Borgis, Daniel and Rossky, Peter and Turi, László (2017) Electronic Excited State Lifetimes of Anionic Water Clusters: Dependence on Charge Solvation Motif. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 8 (10). pp. 2304-2309. ISSN 1948-7185

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Abstract

An ongoing controversy about water cluster anions concerns the electron-binding motif, whether the charge center is localized at the surface or within the cluster interior. Here, mixed quantum-classical dynamics simulations have been carried out for a wide range of cluster sizes (n ≤ 1000) for [(H2O)n]- and [(D2O)n]- , based on a non-equilibrium first-order rate constant approach. The computed data are in good general agreement with time-resolved photoelectron imaging results (n ≤ 200). The analysis reveals that, for surface state electrons, the cluster size dependence of the excited state electronic energy gap and the magnitude of the non-adiabatic couplings have compensating influences on the excited state lifetimes: the excited state lifetime for surface states reaches a minimum for n ~ 150 and then increases for larger clusters. It is concluded that the electron resides in a surface-localized motif in all of these measured clusters, dominating at least up to n = 200.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > Q1 Science (General) / természettudomány általában
Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia
Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD02 Physical chemistry / fizikai kémia
Depositing User: Dr. Túri László
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 14:06
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2017 14:06
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/54578

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