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Dissociative electron attachment to dinitrogen pentoxide, N2O5

Cicman, P., Buchanan, G.A., Marston, G., Gulejova, B., Skalny, J.D., Mason, N.J., Scheier, P. and Mark, T.D. (2004) Dissociative electron attachment to dinitrogen pentoxide, N2O5. Journal of Chemical Physics, 121 (20). pp. 9891-9897. ISSN 0021-9606

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1063/1.1806822

Abstract/Summary

Electron attachment was studied in gaseous dinitrogen pentoxide, N2O5, for incident electron energies between a few meV and 10 eV. No stable parent anion N2O5- was observed but several anionic fragments (NO3-, NO2-, NO-, O-, and O-2(-)) were detected using quadrupole mass spectrometry. Many of these dissociative pathways were found to be coupled and provide detailed information on the dynamics of N2O5 fragmentation. Estimates of the cross sections for production of each of the anionic fragments were made and suggest that electron attachment to N2O5 is amongst the most efficient attachment reactions recorded for nonhalogenated polyatomic systems. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11141
Uncontrolled Keywords:IMPACT IONIZATION, MONOCHROMATOR, OZONE

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