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.
C. J. Colyer et al., "Dynamical (e, 2e) Studies Using Tetrahydrofuran As a DNA Analog," Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 133, no. 12, pp. 124302-1-124302-7, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Sep 2010.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3491030
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
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