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Electron Diffraction of Pyrene Nanoclusters Embedded in Superfluid Helium Droplets.
J Phys Chem Lett ; 11(3): 724-729, 2020 Feb 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31884792
ABSTRACT
We report electron diffraction of pyrene nanoclusters embedded in superfluid helium droplets. Using a least-squares fitting procedure, we have been able to separate the contribution of helium from those of the pyrene nanoclusters and determine the most likely structures for dimers and trimers. We confirm that pyrene dimers form a parallel double-layer structure with an interlayer distance of 3.5 Šand suggest that pyrene trimers form a sandwich structure but that the molecular planes are not completely parallel. The relative contributions of the dimers and trimers are ∼6:1. This work is an extension of our effort of solving structures of biological molecules using serial single-molecule electron diffraction imaging. The success of electron diffraction from an all-light-atom sample embedded in helium droplets offers reassuring evidence of the feasibility of this approach.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Revista: J Phys Chem Lett Ano de publicação: 2020 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Estados Unidos