Guided-Ion Beam Measurements of the X(+) + Hsub2O(Dsub2O) (X = Ar, Nsub2) Collision Systems
PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA
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Guided-ion beam cross section and product kinetic energy measurements of charge-transfer and atom-abstraction reactions of the Ar Hsub2ODsub2O and Nsub2 Hsub2ODsub2O collision systems are presented for collision energies ranging between 0.2 and 20 eV c.m. Both charge-transfer systems exhibit large hyperthermal cross sections exceeding 10 A2 and are characterized by a long-range interaction, evidenced by the small amount of angular scattering observed in product-ion time-of-flight TOF measurements. Weak forward- scattered signals due to orbiting collisions are detected and are interpreted to stem from a dipole orientation that maximizes the long-range attractive forces. The charge-transfer product ion velocity distributions are well described by an osculating complex model. The charge-transfer systems exhibit weak isotope effects that are related to competition with the atom-abstraction channels. The atom-abstraction cross sections represent approximately 10 of the total cross section and the observed distinct isotope effects and TOF distributions are consistent with a pairwise-energy model.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Particle Accelerators