Next Article in Journal
Schultz Index of Armchair Polyhex Nanotubes
Previous Article in Journal
Accelerator Analysis of Tributyltin Adsorbed onto the Surface of a Tributyltin Resistant Marine Pseudoalteromonas sp. Cell
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(10), 2003-2015; doi:10.3390/ijms9102003

The Effect of the Argon Carrier Gas in the Multiphoton Dissociation-Ionization of Tetracene

Laboratorio de Colisiones Atómicas Moleculares, Instituto de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Av. Universidad Colonia Chamilpa, Cuernavaca, Morelos C.P. 62210, México
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 12 August 2008 / Revised: 10 October 2008 / Accepted: 15 October 2008 / Published: 28 October 2008
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [336 KB, uploaded 19 June 2014]   |  


The multiphoton dissociation-ionization of tetracene at 355 nm using 6.5 nanosecond laser pulses, with and without argon as a carrier gas (CG), has been studied and compared. Ion fragments were analyzed in a time-of-flight mass spectrometer and separated according to their mass-to-charge ratio (m/z). The results show that the dynamic of photodissociation at ~1010 W⋅cm-2 intensities is strongly influenced by the CG. The suppression of fragmentation channels primarily those relating to the formation of the CHm+ (m = 2, 4), C2H4+ and C5H4+2 ions. CH5+ and CH6+ were observed which have not been reported before in photodissociation tetracene experiments. View Full-Text
Keywords: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons; Tetracene; Multiphoton dissociation; ToF-MS Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons; Tetracene; Multiphoton dissociation; ToF-MS

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Poveda, J.C.; San Román, A.; Guerrero, A.; Álvarez, I.; Cisneros, C. The Effect of the Argon Carrier Gas in the Multiphoton Dissociation-Ionization of Tetracene. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9, 2003-2015.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Int. J. Mol. Sci. EISSN 1422-0067 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top