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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)
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 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)
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)
The first gas-phase infrared spectra of silicon monoxide cations (SiO)(n)(+), n = 3-5, using multiple photon dissociation in the 550-1250 cm(-1) frequency range, are reported. All clusters studied here fragment via loss of a neutral SiO unit. The experimental spectra are compared to simulated linear absorption spectra from calculated low energy isomers for(More)
S. Marx,1 D. Adu Smith,1 G. Insero,2 S. A. Meek,3 B. G. Sartakov,4 G. Meijer,1,5 and G. Santambrogio1,2,* 1Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Faradayweg 4-6, 14195 Berlin, Germany 2Istituto Nazionale di Ottica CNR and LENS, Via N. Carrara 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy 3Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie, Am Fassberg 11, 37077(More)
Polar molecules in selected quantum states can be guided, decelerated, and trapped using electric fields created by microstructured electrodes on a chip. Herein we explore how transitions between two of these quantum states can be induced while the molecules are on the chip. We use CO (a(3) Π(1) , v=0) molecules, prepared in the J=1 rotational level, and(More)
The vibrational spectroscopy of the electronically closed-shell (Al 2O 3) n (AlO) (+) cations with n = 1-4 is studied in the 530-1200 cm (-1) range by infrared predissociation spectroscopy of the corresponding ion-He atom complexes in combination with quantum chemical calculations. In all cases we find, assisted by a genetic algorithm, global minimum(More)