Title

Dynamical (e,2e) Studies of Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol

Abstract

Cross section data for electron scattering from DNA are important for modelling radiation damage in biological systems. Triply differential cross sections for the electron impact ionization of the highest occupied outer valence orbital of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, which can be considered as an analogue to the deoxyribose backbone molecule in DNA, 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, an ejected electron energy of 20 eV, and at scattered electron angles of -5⁰, -10⁰, and -15⁰. Experimental results are compared with corresponding theoretical calculations performed using the molecular 3-body distorted wave model. Some important differences are observed between the experiment and calculations.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Cross section data; Differential cross section; Distorted-wave models; Ejected electrons; Electron impact-ionization; Incident electrons; Scattered electrons; Tetrahydrofurfuryl; Theoretical calculations; Valence orbitals; Biological systems; Dissociation; Electron energy levels; Electron scattering; Impact ionization; Radiation damage; Atomic physics; DNA; furan derivative; tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol; article; chemistry; kinetics; DNA; Furans; Kinetics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0021-9606

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2012 American Institute of Physics Publising LLC (AIP), All rights reserved.

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