Isomer identification and resolution in small gold clusters.

A variety of experimental techniques are used to resolve energetically close isomers of Au(7)(-) and Au(8)(-) by combining photoelectron spectroscopy and ab initio calculations. Two structurally distinct isomers are confirmed to exist in the cluster beam for both clusters. Populations of the different isomers in the cluster beam are tuned using Ar-tagging… CONTINUE READING