Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

January 1987


Published by American Institute of Physics.J. Chem. Phys. 86, 9 (1987). ©1987 American Institute of Physics. Permission to use.


Electron transmission spectroscopy is utilized to determine the vertical electron affinities and to characterize the temporary anion states of a series of alternant hydrocarbons including benzene, naphthalene, anthracene, tetracene, styrene, and cis- and trans-stilbene. The vibrational structure present in the low lying resonances is interpreted in light of the charge distributions of the temporarily occupied orbitals. The energies of the anion states are compared with the predictions of PPP, PPP-CI, and HAM calculations, the pairing theorem and with the results from optical absorption measurements on the ground state anions in rigid glasses.

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