Coplanar Symmetric and Asymmetric Electron Impact Ionization Studies from the 1b₁ State of H₂O At Low to Intermediate Impact Energies
(e, 2e) ionization differential cross sections are presented for incident electron energies ranging from 15 eV to 95 eV above the ionization threshold of the 1b1 molecular state of H2O. Experimental results and theoretical analysis were derived for three energies in a coplanar symmetric geometry, and for three energies in an asymmetric geometry. The experimental data show a wide variation in the cross section over this range of energies, whereas the theoretical analysis carried out using a sophisticated molecular DWBA model, which includes the final state post collision interaction (PCI), shows best agreement at lower energies. The experimental techniques used to collect the data are described here as well as an improved theoretical approach using elastic scattering cross sections to evaluate the accuracy of the distorted waves utilized in the calculation of the ionization cross sections.
C. Kaiser et al., "Coplanar Symmetric and Asymmetric Electron Impact Ionization Studies from the 1b₁ State of H₂O At Low to Intermediate Impact Energies," Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, Jul 2007.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-4075/40/13/003
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Great Britain. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Keywords and Phrases
Atomic Physics; Molecular Excitation and Ionization; Molecular Physics; Statistical Theories; Stochastic and Trajectory Models; Transition State
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