Gas-Phase Ion Chemistry

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Science  22 Feb 1985:
Vol. 227, Issue 4689, pp. 863-869
DOI: 10.1126/science.227.4689.863


Progress has been made in the understanding of potential energy surfaces for unimolecular ion dissociations and ion-molecule reactions. With recent advances in instrumentation, many new techniques have been developed to generate and study ions, ion-molecule complexes, and large ionic clusters. Developments in ion spectroscopy have enabled considerable advances to be made in the determination of ion structures.