2013, XIII, 175 p. 120 illus., 40 illus. in color.
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Nominated by Tohoku University as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis
Novel experimental methods for structural analyses of very large water clusters are presented
New chemical models for radiation-induced reactions in water are reported
The properties and nature of water clusters studied with novel spectroscopic approaches are presented in this thesis. Following a general introduction on the chemistry of water and water clusters, detailed descriptions of the experiments and analyses are given. All the experimental results, including first size-selective spectra of large clusters consisting of 200 water molecules, are presented with corresponding analyses. Hitherto unidentified hydrogen bond network structures, dynamics, and reactivity of various water clusters have been characterized at the molecular level. The main targets of this book are physical chemists and chemical physicists who are interested in water chemistry or cluster chemistry.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Cooling Technique for Cluster Ions - Coordination Number Analyses of Water - Hydrogen Bond Network Distortion - Hydrogen Bond Network Order - Hydrogen Bond Networks - Infrared Spectroscopy - Radiation Chemistry of Water - Water Chemistry - Water Clusters