Abstract

Triple differential cross sections for the electron-impact ionization of the outer valence orbital of tetrahydrofuran have been measured using the (e, 2e) technique. The measurements have been performed with coplanar asymmetric kinematics, at an incident electron energy of 250 eV and at an ejected electron energy of 10 eV, over a range of momentum transfers. The experimental results are compared with theoretical calculations carried out using the molecular three-body distorted wave model. The results obtained are important for gaining an understanding of electron driven processes at a molecular level and for modeling energy deposition in living tissue.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Distorted-wave models; Ejected electrons; Electron-driven; Electron-impact ionization; Energy depositions; Incident electrons; Living tissues; Molecular levels; Tetra-hydrofuran; Theoretical calculations; Triple differential cross sections; Valence orbitals; Atomic physics; Dissociation; Electron energy levels; Electron-electron interactions; Electrons; Impact ionization; DNA; furan derivative

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0021-9606

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2010 American Institute of Physics (AIP), All rights reserved.

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