University of Oulu

Hautala, L., Jänkälä, K., Mikkelä, M., Turunen, P., Prisle, N., Patanen, M., Tchaplyguine, M., Huttula, M. (2017) Probing RbBr solvation in freestanding sub-2 nm water clusters. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19 (36), 25158-25167. doi:10.1039/C7CP04398H

Probing RbBr solvation in freestanding sub-2nm water clusters

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Author: Hautala, Lauri1; Jänkälä, Kari1; Mikkelä, Mikko-Heikki2;
Organizations: 1Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 3000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
2MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Box 118, 22100 Lund, Sweden
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-09-04


Concentration dependent solvation of RbBr in freestanding sub-2 nm water clusters was studied using core level photoelectron spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation. Spectral features recorded from dilute to saturated clusters indicate that either solvent shared or contact ion pairs are present in increasing amount when the concentration exceeds 2 mol kg−1. For comparison, spectra from anhydrous RbBr clusters are also presented.

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Series: PCCP. Physical chemistry chemical physics
ISSN: 1463-9076
ISSN-E: 1463-9084
ISSN-L: 1463-9076
Volume: 19
Issue: 36
Pages: 25158 - 25167
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04398H
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 114 Physical sciences
116 Chemical sciences
Funding: The experiments were performed at MAX-lab (Sweden) at the I411 beamline (proposal number 20130121). EXACTUS doctoral program (University of Oulu) and Jenny and Antti Wihuri foundation are gratefully acknowledged by L. Hautala for their support. The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support from the Academy of Finland. This research has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) CALIPSO (grant agreement no. 312284).
EU Grant Number: (717022) SURFACE - The unexplored world of aerosol surfaces and their impacts.
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