Andrej Grubisic

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We report the photoelectron spectra of EuSi(n) (-) cluster anions (3<or=n<or=17). They reveal dramatic electronic rearrangements over the size range n=10-12. In particular, a marked increase in the adiabatic electron affinity of EuSi(12) (2.8 eV) compared to its stoichiometric neighbor, EuSi(11) (1.9 eV), is observed. We propose that a significant geometric(More)
The nucleoside parent anions 2(')-deoxythymidine(-), 2(')-deoxycytidine(-), 2(')-deoxyadenosine(-), uridine(-), cytidine(-), adenosine(-), and guanosine(-) were generated in a novel source, employing a combination of infrared desorption, electron photoemission, and a gas jet expansion. Once mass selected, the anion photoelectron spectrum of each of these(More)
The reactivity pattern of small (approximately 10 to 20 atoms) anionic aluminum clusters with oxygen has posed a long-standing puzzle. Those clusters with an odd number of atoms tend to react much more slowly than their even-numbered counterparts. We used Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry to show that spin conservation(More)
This work investigates plasmon-enhanced multiphoton scanning photoelectron emission microscopy (SPIM) of single gold nanorods under vacuum conditions. Striking differences in their photoemission properties are observed for nanorods deposited either on 2 nm thick Pt films or 10 nm thick indium tin oxide (ITO) films. On a Pt support, the Au nanorods display(More)
Electron emission from single, supported Ag nanocubes excited with ultrafast laser pulses (λ = 800 nm) is studied via spatial and polarization correlated (i) dark field scattering microscopy (DFM), (ii) scanning photoionization microscopy (SPIM), and (iii) high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). Laser-induced electron emission is found to(More)
Electron emission from individual Au nanorods deposited on indium-tin-oxide (ITO) following excitation with femtosecond laser pulses near the rod longitudinal plasmon resonance is studied via scanning photoionization microscopy. The measured electron signal is observed to strongly depend on the excitation laser polarization and wavelength. Correlated(More)
A combination of anion photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional theory calculations has elucidated the geometric and electronic structure of gas-phase endohedral Pt/Pb cage cluster anions. The anions, Pt@Pb₁₀⁻¹ and Pt@Pb₁₂¹⁻ were prepared from "preassembled" clusters generated from crystalline samples of [K(2,2,2-crypt)]₂[Pt@Pb₁₂] that were brought(More)
The parent anions of the nucleotides, adenosine-5(')-monophosphate (AMPH) and 2(')deoxyadenosine-5(')-monophosphate (dAMPH) were generated in a novel source and their photoelectron spectra recorded with 3.49 eV photons. Vertical detachment energy (VDE) and the adiabatic electron affinity (EA(a)) values were extracted from each of the two spectra.(More)
Photoelectron spectroscopy was utilized to study a variety of LnSi(n)(-) cluster anions (Ln = Yb, Eu, Sm, Gd, Ho, Pr; 3 <or= n <or= 13). For a particular size n, the measured valence electronic transitions of all these systems fall into either one of two categories, reflecting the influence of the different oxidation states of the lanthanide atoms involved.(More)
Using the electronic shell closure criteria, we propose a new electron counting rule that enables us to predict the size, composition, and structure of many hitherto unknown magic clusters consisting of hydrogen and aluminum atoms. This rule, whose validity is established through a synergy between first-principles calculations and anion-photoelectron(More)