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Laser Chemistry
Volume 11, Issue 3-4, Pages 205-208

Production and Reactivity of Ionized Clusters in the Gas Phase

Universita “La Sapienza” P.Le A. Moro, Rome 5 00185, Italy

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A brief review of the experimental methods to obtain gas phase cluster ions is reported. Supersonic expansion and ionization, high pressure ion production and clusterization, ablation from solids are techniques used to study cluster chemistry. Studies of cluster ion formation from metal, metal oxides and metal carbides are illustrated together with considerations on their structure and stability.