Insight into Properties of〖〖CO〗_2〗^(+ ) 〖〖(CO〗_2)〗_n Clusters in a Paul Ion Trap

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1 Department of Chemistry, University of Zanjan, P.O. Box 45371-38791 Zanjan, I.R. IRAN

2 Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute, Plasma and Nuclear Fusion Research School, A.E.O.I., P.O. Box 14155-1339 Tehran, I.R. IRAN


In the present research, the properties of CO2+ (CO2)n clusters in a Paul ion trap have been investigated and confirmed through computational methods. Under different experimental conditions, we have confined obtained clusters for a specific time to identify their kinetic and spectroscopic properties. Also, the thermochemical results in various temperatures have been extracted for all CO2+ (CO2)clusters in the present study. The comparison of theory and experiment results confirms good agreement among them. Also, the structure of CO2+ (CO2)clusters and temperature conditions to formation of the cluster have been studied in the Paul trap, and calculation of the equilibrium constant of these clusters, in different temperatures was done. Based on the results, the formation of the cluster with n=2-3 is very easier than large clusters and they have symmetric structures.


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