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Gas Phase Study of Solution Phase Species and Chemistry Using Variable Temperature Photoelectron Spectrometer

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We propose to investigate solution phase species and chemistry in the gas phase using a recently developed low-temperature photoelectron spectrometer. The subjects include but not limited to, temperature-dependent studies on solvation of complex anions, electronic strcuctures of environmentally important diradical species, and dissolution of salts at solution and interfaces.

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Principal Investigator

Xuebin Wang
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Team Members

Zhengbo Qin
Anhui Normal University

Gao-Lei Hou
Xi'an Jiaotong University

Niranjan Govind
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Marat Valiev
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

Related Publications

Hrovat D., X. Wang, and W. Borden. 2019. "Calculations on 1,8-Naphthoquinone Predict that the Ground State of this Diradical Is a Singlet." Journal of Computational Chemistry 40, no. 1:119-126. PNNL-SA-135146. doi:10.1002/jcc.25551
Li R., S. Deng, G. Hou, M. Valiev, and X. Wang. 2018. "Photoelectron spectroscopy of solvated dicarboxylate and alkali metal ion clusters, M+[O2C(CH2)2CO2]2- [H2O]n (M = Na, K, n = 1-6)." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP 10, no. 46:29051-29060. PNNL-SA-135806. doi:10.1039/c8cp03896a
San LK, SN Spisak, C Dubceac, S Deng, IV Kuvychko, MA Petrukhina, XB Wang, A Popov, SH Strauss, and OV Boltalina. 2018. "Experimental and DFT Studies of the Electron-Withdrawing Ability of Perfluoroalkyl (R-F) Groups: Electron Affinities of PAH(R-F)(n) Increase Significantly with Increasing R-F Chain Length." Chemistry - A European Journal 24(6):1441-1447. doi:10.1002/chem.201704868
Yuan Q., X. Kong, G. Hou, L. Jiang, and X. Wang. 2018. "Photoelectron spectroscopic and computational study of [EDTA•M(III)]- complexes (M = H3, Al, Sc, V-Co)." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP 20, no. 29:19458-19469. PNNL-SA-132912. doi:10.1039/c8cp01548a
Yuan Q., Z. Yang, R. Li, W.J. Transue, Z. Li, L. Jiang, and N. Govind, et al. 2018. "Magnetic-bottle and velocity-map imaging photoelectron spectroscopy of APS- (A = C14H10 or anthracene): electron structure, spin-orbit coupling of APS•, and dipole-bound state of APS-." Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics 31, no. 4:463-470. PNNL-SA-135150. doi:10.1063/1674-0068/31/cjcp1805114