DJANGO ANDREWS, JEFF RATHBONE, RYAN CALVI AND W. CARL LINEBERGER, JILA and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0440, USA; FUMINORY MISAIZU, Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University, Aramaki Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578, Japan.

We report anion photoelectron imaging spectra for several copper-methanol complexes. The complexes are formed in a pulsed sputtering discharge source near the origin of a pulsed supersonic exspansion. Anion complexes are mass-selected in a Wiley-Mclauren time-of-flight mass spectrometer and electrons are photodetached using pulsed laser sources tunable between 300 nm and 800 nm. The photoelectron kinetic energy distributions are obtained using a photoelectron imaging spectrometer operated in the velocity map imaging mode, with an energy resolution of 2.5 percent of the electron kinetic energy. The vertical detachment energy and the electron binding energy shifts of the ground and first two excited states (all essentially atomic Cu 2S1/2, 2D5/2, and 2D3/2 excitation) of the neutral complex are reported, as a function of the number of methanol molecules. Comparisson will be made with previous results on similar copper-water complexes.

Supported by NSF and AFOSR