Electron-Molecule Interactions and Their Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121744014, 9780323143011

Electron-Molecule Interactions and Their Applications

1st Edition

Editors: L Christophorou
eBook ISBN: 9780323143011
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1984
Page Count: 716
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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



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




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