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Pickup of several molecules, H(2)O, HBr, and CH(3)OH, and Ar atoms on free Ar(N) clusters has been investigated in a molecular beam experiment. The pickup cross sections of the clusters with known mean sizes, Ñ≈ 150 and 260 were measured by two independent methods: (i) the cluster beam velocity decrease due to the momentum transfer of the picked up(More)
When ionizing radiation passes biological matter, a large number of secondary electrons with very low energies (<3 eV) is produced. It is known that such electrons cause an efficient fragmentation of isolated nucleobases via dissociative electron attachment. We present an experimental study of the electron attachment to microhydrated nucleobases. Our novel(More)
A detailed experimental as well as theoretical investigation of the properties of the metastable dissociation Ar2+ --> Ar+ + Ar is presented. The mass-analyzed ion kinetic energy (MIKE) scan technique has been performed using a three sector field mass spectrometer. The possible mechanisms of the metastability of Ar2+ have been examined and the observed(More)
Dissociative decay of metastable, electronically excited neon and argon dimer ions produces fragment ions with strikingly dissimilar kinetic-energy-release distributions. The distributions have been modeled based on ab initio calculations of potential energy curves. The unusual bimodal distribution observed for dissociation of Ne2+ arises from competition(More)
Photoelectron spectra for fullerenes C(60) and C(70) ionized using 800 nm laser pulses with pulse durations from 120 to 1000 fs show thermal electron kinetic energy distributions but they also exhibit angular anisotropy with respect to the laser light polarization. The effective temperature of electrons, measured along the laser polarization direction, is(More)
Using scanning tunneling microscopy, we mapped the distribution of the local density of states in a single crystal superconductor heterostructure with an array of submicron normal metal islands. We observe the coexistence of strongly interacting multiquanta vortex lattice with interstitial Abrikosov vortices. The newly formed composite magnetic flux(More)
We report cross sections for pickup of guest molecules on neutral argon and water clusters with the mean sizes in the range from N = 50 to 600. The experiments are supported by molecular dynamics simulations and analytical models based on the interaction potentials. The cross sections for argon clusters are consistent with their assumed spherical shape and(More)
Uptake of several atmospheric molecules on free ice nanoparticles was investigated. Typical examples were chosen: water, methane, NO(x) species (NO, NO(2)), hydrogen halides (HCl, HBr), and volatile organic compounds (CH(3)OH, CH(3)CH(2)OH). The cross sections for pickup of these molecules on ice nanoparticles (H(2)O)(N) with the mean size of N≈260(More)
Experiment and theory are combined to study the interaction of low energy electrons with microhydrated uracil and its halogenated analogues 5-fluorouracil and 5-bromouracil. We report electron ionization (EI) and electron attachment (EA) mass spectra for the uracils with different degrees of hydration. Both EI and EA lead to evaporation of water molecules.(More)
We have implemented the velocity map imaging technique to study clustering in the pulsed supersonic expansions of hydrogen bromide in helium, argon, and xenon. The expansions are characterized by direct imaging of the beam velocity distributions. We have investigated the cluster generation by means of UV photodissociation and photoionization of HBr(More)