Coexistence of two different anion states in polyacene nanocluster anions

Masaaki Mitsui, Shinsuke Kokubo, Naoto Ando, Yukino Matsumoto, Atsushi Nakajima, Koji Kaya

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The coexistence of two types of anion sates in nanometer-scale polyacene cluster anions, was analyzed. Nanoclusters of naphthalene and anthracene having single excess electron were synthesized in the gas-phase. The photoelectron spectra of size-selected cluster anions containing 2 to 100 molecules exhibited rigid 'crystal-like' cluster anion in which surrounding neutral molecules reorganize around the charge core. The results show that two anion states appear to correlate to negative polaronic states formed in corresponding crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7553-7556
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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