Collision-induced fragmentation and neutralization of methanol cluster cations

W. Christen, U. Even

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This contribution addresses the inelastic interaction of positively charged molecular cluster ions with a solid surface at kinetic energies up to 30 eV/molecule. We report experimental results on the scattering of mass-selected, protonated methanol cluster cations (CH3OH)nH+, n = 4-32, off a diamond-coated silicon surface. In particular we provide fragment size distributions of methanol cluster ions following their impact on the target, as well as surface-induced neutralization probabilities of methanol cluster ions as a function of the size and the kinetic energy of the parent clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2001


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