Photoelectron spectra of small nanophase W metal cluster anions

G. H. Lee, S. H. Huh, Y. C. Park, F. Hayakawa, Y. Negishi, A. Nakajima, K. Kaya

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We have recorded photoelectron spectra of Wn- (n=20-90) using a magnetic bottle type photoelectron spectrometer. Each photoelectron spectrum consists of a single, broad peak, shifted successively towards a higher electron binding energy (EBE) with increasing n. We estimated the threshold EBEs from the spectra. The threshold EBE versus n-1/3 plot showed a straight line and was extrapolated to 4.50 eV which is consistent with the W bulk work function, 4.55 eV. We also estimated the bond dissociation energies of Wn- cluster anions using a simple energetic model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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