Structures in dissociative electron attachment cross-sections in thymine, uracil and halouracils
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The low energy parts (0–3 eV) of the dissociative electron attachment (DEA) cross-sections in uracil, thymine, and the halouracils 5-BrU, 5-ClU, 6-ClU, 5-FU, have been revisited with an improved energy resolution, focussing onto the puzzling structures observed on most cross-sections of the various anions fragments versus electron energy. The elastic electron scattering cross-sections near zero energy have also been recorded. In most cases they present a few features (cusps) related to the low energy peaks found in DEA cross-sections. Substantial differences are found in the detailed spectra of the fragments produced in 5-ClU and 6-ClU. Several interpretations already proposed to explain the previous observations, in terms of different thresholds and/or contributions of vibrational Feshbach resonances, and their limits, are discussed in the light of our new results. We expect that our more detailed results will stimulate theoretical work for a better understanding of the features observed.
KeywordsUracil Energy Resolution Quantum Computing Thymine Detailed Result
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