T. E. Dermota, D. P. Hydutsky, N. Bianco
Dec 8, 2005
The Journal of chemical physics
The temporal behavior of the photoinduced ion-pair formation process in the (HI)m(H2O)n (n=1-6 for m=1 and n=1-4 for m=2) cluster system has been studied via the coupling between the g 3Sigma- Rydberg and V 1Sigma+ valence states. Comparison of the time constants obtained to those measured in previous experiments for the analogous process in HBr-water clusters, along with a detailed analysis of the signal intensity as a function of laser-pulse power, provides new insight into and confirmation of the previously proposed ion-pair formation mechanism.