Low-energy and very-low energy total cross sections for electron collisions with N2

  • Masashi KitajimaEmail author
  • Takaya Kishino
  • Takuma Okumura
  • Naomasa Kobayashi
  • Atsushi Sayama
  • Yuma Mori
  • Kouichi Hosaka
  • Takeshi Odagiri
  • Masamitsu Hoshino
  • Hiroshi Tanaka
Regular Article
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  1. Topical Issue: Atomic and Molecular Data and their Applications


Absolute grand total cross sections for electron scattering from N2 are obtained in the energy range from 20 eV down to 5 meV with very narrow electron energy width of 9 meV using the threshold-photoelectron source. Total cross sections obtained in the present study are compared with the previous experimentally obtained results. At the very-low energy region below 50 meV, the present total cross sections are somewhat smaller than those reported by the Aarhus group [S.V. Hoffmann et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 4157 (2002)], which has been the only experimental work that provided the total cross sections in the very-low energy region. The energy positions of the peaks in the total cross sections due to the 2 Π g shape resonance are obtained with higher accuracy, due to the improved uncertainty of the energy position in the present measurement compared to the previous works. The resonance structure in the total cross sections due to the Feshbach resonances of N2 at around 11.5 eV are also observed. Analysis of the resonant structure was carried out in order to determine the values of resonance width of Feshbach resonances of N2.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masashi Kitajima
    • 1
    Email author
  • Takaya Kishino
    • 1
  • Takuma Okumura
    • 1
  • Naomasa Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Atsushi Sayama
    • 1
  • Yuma Mori
    • 1
  • Kouichi Hosaka
    • 1
  • Takeshi Odagiri
    • 2
  • Masamitsu Hoshino
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Tanaka
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Material and Life SciencesSophia UniversityTokyoJapan

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