Paradigms of Dipole-bound Negative Ion States in Diatomics with High Spin Multiplicity

Abstract

Negative ions differ from neutral molecules and cations in various aspects. Small electron binding energies, which are associated with the small electron affinities of the corresponding neutral molecules, the finite number of bound electronic states, the frequently observed high sensitivity of the electron binding on the molecular geometry should be especially noted. These and several other features inspired a plethora of experimental and theoretical investigations and made negative ion chemistry a bourgeoning field during the last decades. The essential properties of gas phase anions have been reviewed quite extensively. Special interest in dipolar electron binding to polar neutral molecules has been steadily growing in recent years. Even astrophysicists speculate that a large portion of the so-called free electrons in space might be engaged in dipole-bound states. The theory of this special type of electron binding, CROATICA CHEMICA ACTA CCACAA 74 (4) 903¿911 (2001)

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@inproceedings{Kalcher2003ParadigmsOD, title={Paradigms of Dipole-bound Negative Ion States in Diatomics with High Spin Multiplicity}, author={Josef Kalcher}, year={2003} }