Spectroscopic studies of quantum solvation in [formula presented] clusters

Yunjie Xu, Wolfgang Jäger, Jian Tang, A. R.W. McKellar

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Abstract

High resolution microwave and infrared spectra of [Formula presented] clusters were studied in the range [Formula presented] to 12. The apparent cluster moments of inertia increase from [Formula presented] to 6, but then decrease, showing oscillatory behavior for [Formula presented] to 12. This provides direct experimental evidence for the decoupling of helium atoms from the rotation of the dopant molecule in this size regime, signaling the transition from a molecular complex to a quantum solvated system and directly exploring the microscopic evolution of “molecular superfluidity.”

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume91
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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solvation
superfluidity
microwave spectra
moments of inertia
helium atoms
decoupling
infrared spectra
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Spectroscopic studies of quantum solvation in [formula presented] clusters. / Xu, Yunjie; Jäger, Wolfgang; Tang, Jian; McKellar, A. R.W.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 91, No. 16, 01.01.2003.

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Xu, Yunjie ; Jäger, Wolfgang ; Tang, Jian ; McKellar, A. R.W. / Spectroscopic studies of quantum solvation in [formula presented] clusters. In: Physical Review Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 91, No. 16.
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