Oliver Hampe

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Being descendants of small terrestrial ungulate mammals, whales underwent enormous transformations during their evolutionary history, that is, extensive changes in anatomy, physiology, and behavior were evolved during secondary adaptations to life in water. However, still only little is known about whale ontogenetic development, which help to identify the(More)
New approaches to electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)-with exact compositional assignments-of small (Au25) nanoparticles with uniform and mixed protecting organothiolate monolayers are described. The results expand the scope of analysis and reveal a rich chemistry of ionization behavior. ESI-MS of solutions of phenylethanethiolate(More)
Doubly deprotonated adenosine 5'-diphosphate ([ADP-2H](2-)) and adenosine 5'-triphosphate ([ATP-2H](2-)) dianions were investigated using infrared multiple photon dissociation (IR-MPD) and photoelectron spectroscopy. Vibrational spectra acquired in the X-H stretch region (X = C, N, O) and augmented by isotope-labelling were compared to density functional(More)
Ligand-free metal clusters can be prepared over a wide size range, but only in comparatively small amounts. Determining their size-dependent properties has therefore required the development of experimental methods that allow characterization of sample sizes comprising only a few thousand mass-selected particles under well-defined collision-free conditions.(More)
We revisit the reactivity of trapped pure gold (Au(n)+, n < 26) and silver gold alloy cluster cations (Ag(m)Au(n)+, m + n < 7) with carbon monoxide as studied in a Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometer. The experimental results are discussed in terms of ab initio computations which provide a comprehensive picture of the(More)
Electron transfer collisions of trapped doubly charged fullerene anions C76(2-), C(78)2-, and C84(2-) with SF6 are studied in a Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer at center-of-mass collisional energies ranging from thermal energy to 77 eV. Collision energy dependencies manifest threshold energies for (nominally exoergic) single(More)
Near thermal energy reactive collisions of small mixed metal cluster cations Ag(m)Au(n) (+) (m+n=4, 5, and 6) with carbon monoxide have been studied in the room temperature Penning trap of a Fourier transform ion-cyclotron-resonance mass spectrometer as a function of cluster size and composition. The tetrameric species AgAu(3) (+) and Ag(2)Au(2) (+) are(More)
The gas-phase unimolecular decay kinetics of an anionic, open-cage [60] fullerene derivative encapsulating one water molecule is studied by means of black-body IR radiation induced dissociation (BIRD) in the temperature programmable ion trap of a Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometer. The primary reaction channel observed is(More)
The surface plasmon polariton-enhanced Raman spectra of size-selected, matrix-isolated C14 neutral clusters are presented along with the calculated vibrational frequencies for the ring and linear chain isomers. The Raman spectra show resonance enhancement over a range of excitation wavelengths from 457.9 to 514.5 nm. The measured vibrational spectra are(More)