Observation of Mode-Specific Vibrational Autodetachment from Dipole-Bound States of Cold Anions


  • This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (grant number CHE-1049717).


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Dipole-bound states: Electron autodetachment of vibrationally excited dipole-bound states of phenoxide anions is observed by photoelectron spectroscopy. The wave function of a dipole-bound state and the observed normal modes are shown. The blue lobe of the orbital indicates that the electron is weakly bound to the dipole.