Capture of lithium by [sup 4]He clusters: Surface adsorption, Penning ionization, and formation

Scheidemann, Adi A.; Kresin, Vitaly V.
August 1997
Journal of Chemical Physics;8/22/1997, Vol. 107 Issue 8, p2839
Academic Journal
Investigates the capture of lithium atoms by a beam of large cold helium clusters and subsequent ion production by electron impact. How lithium atoms are efficiently picked up by helium droplets; Mass spectrum revealing the presence of lithium atom and dimer ions; How capture by helium-cluster beams can be used for efficient soft ionization.


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