# Ion-induced dipole H−n clusters

@article{Sapse1979IoninducedDH,
title={Ion-induced dipole H−n clusters},
author={Anne Marie Sapse and M. T. Rayez-Meaume and Jean Claude Rayez and L. J. Massa},
journal={Nature},
year={1979},
volume={278},
pages={332-333}
}
• Published 1 March 1979
• Physics
• Nature
THERE has long been an interest in the study of ion-induced dipole clusters of the type H+n (n, odd integer). These positive clusters may be present in gaseous nebulae1,2, and Clampitt and Gowland3 have discovered in mass spectrometer experiments such H+n ions for 3≤n(odd)≤99. The ions are very weakly bound because of the nature of the ion-induced dipole forces involved, and thus must be produced at low temperatures. In these experiments a layer of hydrogen gas is deposited on a metal surface…
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