Spectroscopic Investigations of Hydrogen Bond Network Structures in Water Clusters
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.
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