Structural transition of zinc oxide cluster cations: smallest tube like structure at (ZnO)6(+).

Abstract

Zinc oxide cluster cations have been analyzed by ion mobility spectrometry using a home-made drift cell combined with a time-of-flight reflectron mass spectrometer. Structural changes from cyclic to tube like structures were observed around n = 8, corresponding to predictions by theoretical calculations. The structures were assigned by comparing with the arrival time simulation using MOBCAL software. We have also observed ion-injection energy dependence of the structures of (ZnO)n(+). The smallest tube structure of (ZnO)6(+) has predominantly been observed at an injection energy of 200 eV. The extraordinary stability of the compact structure at this size has been observed for the first time.

DOI: 10.1063/1.4826465

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@article{Koyasu2013StructuralTO, title={Structural transition of zinc oxide cluster cations: smallest tube like structure at (ZnO)6(+).}, author={Kiichirou Koyasu and Kunihiko Komatsu and Fuminori Misaizu}, journal={The Journal of chemical physics}, year={2013}, volume={139 16}, pages={164308} }