Gabriele Santambrogio

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The protonated water dimer is a prototypical system for the study of proton transfer in aqueous solution. We report infrared photodissociation spectra of cooled H+(H2O)2 [and D+(D2O2] ions, measured between 620 and 1900 wave numbers (cm-1). The experiment directly probes the shared proton region of the potential energy surface and reveals three strong bands(More)
We present the integrated imaging of cold molecules in a microchip environment. The on-chip detection is based on resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization, which is quantum state selective and generally applicable. We demonstrate and characterize time-resolved spatial imaging and subsequently use it to analyze the effect of a phase-space manipulation(More)
We report on the generation of coherent mid-infrared radiation around 5.85 μm by difference frequency generation (DFG) of a continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm and a diode laser at 1301 nm in an orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP) crystal. We provide the first characterization of the linear, thermo-optic, and nonlinear properties of OP-GaP(More)
The gas phase vibrational spectroscopy of the protonated ammonia dimer N(2)H(7)(+), a prototypical system for strong hydrogen bonding, is studied in the spectral region from 330 to 1650 cm(-1) by combining infrared multiple photon dissociation and multidimensional quantum mechanical simulations. The fundamental transition of the antisymmetric proton(More)
We report the first infrared spectra of multiply-charged anions in the gas phase. The spectra of SO(4) (2-)(H(2)O)(n), with n=3-24, show four main bands assigned to two vibrations of the dianionic core, the water bending mode, and solvent libration. The triply degenerate SO(4) (2-) antisymmetric stretch vibration probes the local solvent symmetry, while the(More)
Polar molecules in selected quantum states can be guided, decelerated, and trapped using electric fields created by microstructured electrodes on a chip. Here we explore how nonadiabatic transitions between levels in which the molecules are trapped and levels in which the molecules are not trapped can be suppressed. We use 12CO and 13CO (a 3 1,v = 0)(More)
The geometric and electronic structure of bimetallic oxide clusters is studied as a function of their composition with gas phase vibrational spectroscopy. Infrared multiple photon dissociation spectra of titanium-vanadium oxide cluster anions are measured in the 500 to 1200 wave number range and assigned on the basis of harmonic frequencies calculated using(More)
The vibrational spectroscopy of the mono- and divanadium oxide cluster cations VO(1-3)+ and V2O(2-6)+ is studied in the region from 600 to 1600 wave numbers by infrared photodissociation of the corresponding cluster cation-helium atom complexes. The comparison of the experimental depletion spectra with the results of density functional calculations on bare(More)