Conclusions and Future Work

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In order to develop our understanding of the nature of hydrogen-bonded water networks, we extended the spectroscopic investigation of water clusters to previously inaccessible regions in cluster chemistry. We established a new experimental scheme and developed a new experimental setup, using it to successfully measure size-selective IR spectra of large clusters as well as highly reactive water clusters. Problems in cluster spectroscopy, internal energy and isomer distribution, were addressed with a systematic cooling method. The observed findings have provided us with hitherto unrecognized information on the nature of hydrogen-bonded water networks.


Water Cluster Hydrogen Bond Network Water Network Structural Trend Ring Motif 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Molecular Science, Photo-Molecular Science INational Institutes of Natural SciencesOkazakiJapan

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