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Response to Comment on "Characterization of Excess Electrons in Water-Cluster Anions by Quantum Simulations"

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Science  16 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5755, pp. 1769
DOI: 10.1126/science.1119314

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We reiterate that the conclusions of our original report are based on identifiable characteristic trends in several observables with cluster size. The numerical comparison between simulated and experimental vertical detachment energies emphasized by Verlet et al. reflect quantitative limitations of our atomistic model, but, in our opinion, do not undermine these conclusions.

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