Electron-Molecule Interactions and Their Applications

Electron-Molecule Interactions and Their Applications

1st Edition - January 28, 1984

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  • Editor: L Christophorou
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143011

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Electron-Molecule Interactions and Their Applications, Volume 1 presents a comprehensive account of electron-molecule interactions in high- and ultra-high-pressure gases and liquids. Topics covered include elastic scattering of electrons by molecules; excitation, ionization, and dissociation of molecules by electron impact; electron-molecule resonances; and electron attachment and detachment processes. This volume is comprised of seven chapters and begins with a discussion on non-resonant elastic scattering and rotational excitation of molecules by electrons, followed by a review of non-resonant vibrational and electronic excitation. The reader is then introduced to resonance effects in electron scattering; electron-induced ionization and dissociation of molecules; and electron-molecule resonances. The ionization mechanisms and types of ions produced are highlighted, along with differential ionization cross sections. The final two chapters focus on electron attachment and detachment processes, paying particular attention to modes of electron capture by molecules such as via negative-ion resonant states. The collisional dynamics for a few selected atomic reactants are also described. Physicists will find this book extremely helpful.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Volume 2

    1. Elastic Scattering of Electrons by Molecules

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Techniques

    III. Theoretical Methods

    IV. Comparison of Experimental and Theoretical Results

    V. Applications


    2. Excitation of Molecules by Electron Impact

    I. Introduction

    II. Definition of Electron Collision Cross Sections

    III. Electron-Impact Spectroscopy

    IV. Experimental Techniques for Measuring Electron-Impact Excitation Cross Sections

    V. Electron-Impact Excitation Cross Section Data

    VI. Generation of Optical Data by Electron-Impact Techniques

    VII. Recent Developments

    VIII. Theory of Electron-Molecule Collisions

    IX. Comparison of Theory and Experiment

    X. Applications of Electron Collision Data


    3. Ionization of Molecules by Electron Impact

    I. Introduction

    II. Ionization Mechanisms and Types of Ions Produced

    III. Total and Partial Ionization Cross Sections

    IV. Differential Ionization Cross Sections


    4. Dissociation of Molecules by Electron Impact

    I. Introduction

    II. Models

    III. Experimental Techniques

    IV. Measurements


    5. Electron-Molecule Resonances

    I. Introduction

    II. Theory of Resonances

    III. Experimental Techniques for the Study of Resonances

    IV. Experimental Results

    V. Conclusions


    6. Electron Attachment Processes

    I. Introduction

    II. Modes of Production of Negative Ions

    III. Techniques for the Study of Electron Attachment Processes

    IV. Dissociative Electron Attachment to Ground-State Molecules

    V. Dissociative Electron Attachment to "Hot" Molecules (Effects of Temperature on Dissociative Electron Attachment)

    VI. Dissociative Electron Attachment to Electronically Excited Molecules

    VII. Molecular Parent Negative Ions

    VIII. Negative Ions Formed by Ion Pair Processes and by Collisions of Molecules with Ground-State and Rydberg Atoms

    IX. Doubly Charged Negative Ions


    7. Electron Detachment Processes

    I. Introduction

    II. Nomenclature and Experimental Techniques

    III. Atomic Reactants

    IV. Molecular Targets

    V. Detachment Accompanied by Rearrangement

    VI. Molecular Negative Ions

    VII. Detachment Rate Constants

    VIII. Summary



Product details

  • No. of pages: 716
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: January 28, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143011

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