The polarization model of water interactions developed by Stillinger and co-workers has been used for calculations on various types of small water clusters which have been proposed for both the neutral (H2O)n species and for the (H2O)n- (n = 4-8) negative ions These results are combined with the recent quantum mechanical results of Rao and Kestner to estimate the energetics of small negative clusters. The formation of a (H2O)n- cluster by electron attachment to an equilibrium cluster is accompanied by large configurational changes, resulting in considerable cluster reorganization energies. The electron affinities of equilibrium (H2O)n clusters are negative, while electron attachment can occur to metastable neutral clusters with n ≥ 6.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1984|