ISBN-10:
0521828198
ISBN-13:
9780521828192
Pub. Date:
04/14/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Dissociative Recombination of Molecular Ions

Dissociative Recombination of Molecular Ions

by Ann E. Orel, Mats Larsson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521828192
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/14/2008
Series: Cambridge Molecular Science Series
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Mats Larsson is a professor and experimentalist in the physics department at Stockholm University. He obtained his PhD in physics in the Research Institute of Physics and Stockholm University. His research interests include primary chemical reactions, interstellar chemistry and molecular spectroscopy. He was a member of the Physics and Mathematics Committee of the Swedish Natural Science Research Council from 1989 to 1995. He was made chair of the Research Committee of the Swedish National Space Board in 2001 and was also chair of the Evaluation Committee for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Fusion Research and Plasma Physics of the Swedish Research Council from 2001 to 2003.

Ann E. Orel is a professor and Chair in the department of applied sciences at the University of California, Davis. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and was made a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2000. Her research interests include theoretical atomic and molecular physics and computational science.

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction     1
History 1900-1950     1
History 1950-1970     5
History 1970-1990     7
History 1990-present     10
Experimental methods     11
Merged beams     11
Ion storage rings     30
Stationary afterglow technique     51
Flowing afterglow technique     59
Shock-tube technique     68
Theoretical methods     70
Introduction     70
What is a resonance?     75
Formal resonance theory     78
Resonance parameters and structure     83
Nonadiabatic couplings     89
Calculation of dynamics     93
The H[subscript 2 superscript +] molecule     104
Diatomic hydride ions     119
HeH[superscript +]     119
NeH[superscript +], ArH[superscript +], KrH[superscript +], and XeH[superscript +]     132
CH[superscript +]     133
NH[superscript +] and OH[superscript +]     139
LiH[superscript +]     140
Diatomic ions     143
Rare-gas dimer ions: He[subscript 2 superscript +], Ne[subscript 2 superscript +], Ar[subscript 2 superscript +],Kr[subscript 2 superscript +], Xe[subscript 2 superscript +]     143
The atmospheric ions: O[subscript 2 superscript +], N[subscript 2 superscript +], and NO[superscript +]     154
Other diatomic ions     180
The H[subscript 3 superscript +] molecule     184
History of H[subscript 3 superscript +]     184
The dissociative recombination of H[subscript 3 superscript +]     186
Polyatomic ions     227
Dissociation dynamics in recombination of XH[subscript 2 superscript +] ions (X = C, N, O, S, P)     227
Astrophysical molecular ions     244
Cluster ions     267
Hydrocarbon ions     277
Other polyatomic ions     283
Electron capture dissociation     283
Related processes     287
Dissociative excitation and ionization of molecular ions     288
Ion-pair production     294
Electron impact detachment of negative ions     296
Electron-molecule scattering; dissociative attachment     300
Photodissociation and photoionization     308
Applications     315
Molecular astrophysics     315
Atmospheric physics and chemistry     319
Plasma physics and fusion research      320
References     321
Index     377

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