dc.creator Bhalla, N. en_US dc.creator Varriale, L. en_US dc.creator Tonge, N. M. en_US dc.creator Ellis, A. M. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-12T14:04:50Z dc.date.available 2010-07-12T14:04:50Z dc.date.issued 2010 en_US dc.identifier 2010-TG-08 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/46191 dc.description Author Institution: Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom en_US dc.description.abstract Alkalis and several rare earth elements dissolve in liquid ammonia and yield solvated electrons. Despite efforts to understand the electronic structure of these solutions, they are still poorly understood. We are trying to tackle this issue by providing electronic structure information on basic entities that might be found in such solutions, using isolated metal-ammonia clusters in the gas phase as model systems. Here we report on two of the simplest clusters, LiNH$_{3}$ and YbNH$_{3}$, and present their electronic spectra for the first time. These spectra have been recorded via two-colour REMPI and/or photodepletion spectroscopy. The spectrum of LiNH$_{3}$, with \textit{\~{A}} - \textit{\~{X}} origin near 11,500 cm$^{-1}$, is quite complex, with both vibrational structure and evidence of \textit{\~{B}} - \textit{\~{X}} excitation nearby. A possible assignment will be presented. YbNH$_{3}$ has a simpler spectrum with origin near to 14,000 cm$^{-1}$. Nevertheless, as will be shown, the assignment for this cluster is also non-trivial. en_US dc.language.iso en en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title ELECTRONIC SPECTRA OF LiNH$_{3}$ AND YbNH$_{3}$ en_US dc.type Article en_US dc.type Image en_US dc.type Presentation en_US
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