Effect of cation absorption on ionization/dissociation of cycloketone molecules in a femtosecond laser field.

Abstract

The mass spectra of a series of cycloketone molecules, cyclopentanone (CPO), cyclohexanone (CHO), cycloheptanone (CHPO), and cyclooctanone (COO) are measured in a 788 or 394 nm laser field with 90 fs pulse duration and the intensity ranging from 5 x 10(13) W/cm(2) to 2 x 10(14) W/cm(2). At 788 nm, a dominated parent ion peak and some weak peaks from the fragment ions C(n)H(m)+ are observed for CPO and CHO (a ratio P(+)/T(+), the parent ion yield to the total ion yield, is 81.6% and 52.6%, respectively). But the extensive fragment ion peaks are observed with the greatly reduced parent ion peak for CHPO (P(+)/T(+) = 5.5%) and that are even hard to be identified for COO. These observations are interpreted explicitly in the frame of the significant resonant effect of their cation photoabsorption on ionization and dissociation of these molecules. The present work also suggests that a nonadiabatic ionization occurs with a nuclear rearrangement due to the H movement in these molecules during the ionization in an intense femtosecond laser field.

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@article{Wu2007EffectOC, title={Effect of cation absorption on ionization/dissociation of cycloketone molecules in a femtosecond laser field.}, author={Di Wu and Qiaoqiao Wang and Xihui Cheng and Mingxing Jin and Xinyu Li and Zhan Hu and Dajun Ding}, journal={The journal of physical chemistry. A}, year={2007}, volume={111 38}, pages={9494-8} }