Solvation at nanoscale: Alkali-halides in water clusters

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The solvation of alkali-halides in water clusters at nanoscale is studied by photoelectron spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation. The Na 2p, K 3p, Cl 2p, Br 3d, and I 4d core level binding energies have been measured for salt-containing water clusters. The results have been compared to those of alkali halide clusters and the dilute aqueous salt solutions. It is found that the alkali halides dissolve in small water clusters as ions. (C) 2013 American Institute of Physics. []


  • Leena Partanen
  • Mikko-Heikki Mikkela
  • Marko Huttula
  • Maxim Tchaplyguine
  • Chaofan Zhang
  • Tomas Andersson
  • Olle Bjorneholm
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  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Article number044301
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch