Ionization potential of Al6 and A17 as a function of temperature

  • J. Akola
  • H. Häkkinen
  • M. Manninen
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The temperature-depence of the ionization potential of Al6 and Al7 clusters is studied by using ab initio molecular dynamics. The threshold regions of theoretical photoionization efficiency curves are obtained from the calculated ionization potential distributions by integration and the determined ionization potentials are compared with the experimental ones. Two important effects, which complicate the determination of ionization potential from photoionization efficiency curves, are observed: the thermal tail effect and the isomerization. Also a link between the adiabatic ionization potential and the threshold of the photoionization efficiency curve is discussed. In the case of A17, this often used connection breaks down.


36.40.Cg Electronic and magnetic properties of clusters 36.40.Mr Spectroscopy and geometrical structure of clusters 71.24.+q Electronic structures of clusters and nanoparticles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Akola
    • 1
  • H. Häkkinen
    • 2
  • M. Manninen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  2. 2.School of PhysicsGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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