Parity alternation of linear ground-state CnS2- (n = 6-18) clusters

M. D. Chen*, J. Liu, Q. B. Chen, Q. E. Zhang, Chak Tong AU

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Making use of the software of molecular graphics, we designed many patterns of CnS2- (n = 6-18) models. We carried out geometry optimization and calculation on vibrational frequency by means of the B3LYP density functional method. The most probable ground-state isomers of CnS2- (n = 6-18) are linear with the sulfur atom located at one end of the Cn chain. When n is even, the isomer is polyacetylene-like. The CnS2- (n = 6-18) with even number of carbon atoms are more stable than those with odd number, matching the peak pattern observed in studies of mass spectrometry. The trend of odd/even alternation is also detected in certain bond length, atomic charge, electronic configuration, the highest vibrational frequency, energy difference, electron detachment energy, and incremental binding energy of the most probable ground-state isomers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-143
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Mass Spectrometry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Binary cluster
  • CS
  • Density functional study
  • Dianions
  • Sulfur-doped clusters


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