Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 873–879 | Cite as

Dissociative Excitation of the Odd Sextet Levels of the Cobalt Atom by Collisions of Electrons with Cobalt Dichloride Molecules

  • Yu. M. SmirnovEmail author
Elementary Physicochemical Processes


Inelastic collisions of slow electrons with cobalt dichloride molecules, leading to the formation of excited cobalt atoms in odd sextet states, are experimentally studied. At an incident electron energy of 100 eV, thirty six dissociative excitation cross sections are measured for levels belonging to the z6D°, z6F°, and z6G° terms. In the electron energy range of 0–100 eV, ten optical excitation functions are recorded. The full cross sections for the dissociative excitation of the cobalt atom levels and the contribution of cascade transitions to their population are determined. The cross sections for electron–molecule and electron–atom collisions are compared.


halogen-containing plasma cobalt dichloride dissociative excitation excitation cross section sextet levels 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute,”MoscowRussia

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