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 Title: SPECTROSCOPIC INVESTIGATION OF A SERIES OF CERIUM-DOPED BORON CLUSTERS Author(s): Mason, Jarrett Contributor(s): Chick Jarrold, Caroline; Topolski, Josey E. Subject(s): Metal containing Abstract: Rivaled, perhaps, only by its neighbor carbon, boron encompasses a unique and diverse swath of chemistry that lends itself to the adoption of extraordinary characteristics when complexed to metals. In recent years, metal-boride clusters have garnered attention for their potential application in a variety of fields including hydrogen storage and high energy density fuels. As inorganic ligands, these boron clusters tend to prefer multiply aromatic ($\sigma$- and $\pi$-) electronic configurations which may contribute to their unusual stability and unique properties. In the present study, a series of cerium-boride clusters were interrogated using anion photoelectron spectroscopy as a means of reconciling the presence of a series of mass coincident CeB$_x$$^- (x = 5-7) and CeO_2B_y$$^-$ ($y$ = 2-4) clusters as well as elucidating the electronic structure of the anionic and neutral species. Unlike previously studied cerium-oxide clusters, which typically have binding energies around 0.7-1.2 eV, the boride clusters have exhibited greater electron affinities between 1.0-2.0 eV. Moreover, the spectra collected show pronounced vibrational progressions that aid in the analysis of the clusters’ molecular structure. Issue Date: 06/20/18 Publisher: International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy Citation Info: APS Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation Type: Text Language: English URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/100813 DOI: 10.15278/isms.2018.WF01 Other Identifier(s): WF01 Date Available in IDEALS: 2018-08-172018-12-12
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