Title

Dynamical (e,2e) Investigations of Tetrahydrofuran and Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol As DNA Analogues

Abstract

Triple differential cross section measurements for the electron-impact ionization of the highest occupied molecular orbital of tetrahydrofuran (THF) are reported. Experimental measurements were performed using the (e,2e) technique in asymmetric coplanar kinematics with an incident electron energy of 250 eV and an ejected electron energy of 20 eV. With the scattered electrons being detected at -5⁰, the angular distribution of the ejected electrons was observed. These measurements are compared with calculations performed within the molecular 3-body distorted wave (M3DW) model, and against previous measurements on THF and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol to further understand the role that kinematics and structure play in electron-impact ionization.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Coplanar kinematics; Electron-impact ionization; Experimental measurements; Highest occupied molecular orbital; Incident electrons; Scattered electrons; Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohols; Triple differential cross sections; Angular distribution; Dissociation; Electron energy levels; Electron scattering; Impact ionization; Organic solvents

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0009-2614

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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