Dissociative Recombination of Molecular Ions with Electrons

  • Steven L. Guberman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Steven L. Guberman
      Pages 1-11
  3. Microwave Afterglows

    1. R. Johnsen, M. Skrzypkowski, T. Gougousi, R. Rosati, M. F. Golde
      Pages 25-35
    2. Nigel G. Adams, Toufik Mostefaoui, Lucia M. Babcock
      Pages 37-47
    3. M. Hassouna, J. L. Le Garrec, C. Rebrion-Rowe, D. Travers, B. R. Rowe
      Pages 49-57
    4. J. B. A. Mitchell, R. H. Lipson, B. K. Sarpal
      Pages 59-66
    5. J. Glosík, R. Plašil, P. Zakouřil, V. Poterya
      Pages 67-74
  4. Storage Rings

    1. Tetsumi Tanabe, Katsuhisa Chida, Kouji Noda, Ikuo Watanabe
      Pages 75-85
    2. M. Larsson, N. Djuric, G. H. Dunn, A. Neau, A. M. Derkatch, F. Hellberg et al.
      Pages 87-94
    3. R. Thomas, S. Datz, M. Larsson, W. J. van der Zande, F. Hellberg, A. Petrignani et al.
      Pages 95-100
    4. Philip C. Cosby, James R. Peterson, David L. Huestis
      Pages 101-108
    5. S. Krohn, H. Kreckel, L. Lammich, M. Lange, J. Levin, D. Schwalm et al.
      Pages 127-138
  5. General Theory

  6. H 3 + Theory and Experiment

    1. D. Strasser, J. Levin, H. B. Pedersen, O. Heber, A. Wolf, D. Schwalm et al.
      Pages 235-242
    2. Motomichi Tashiro, Shigeki Kato
      Pages 243-248
    3. R. Plašil, J. Glosík, V. Poterya, P. Kudrna, M. Vicher, A. Pysanenko
      Pages 249-263
    4. D. Zajfman, D. Strasser, L. Lammich, H. Kreckel, A. Naaman, S. Krohn et al.
      Pages 265-274
    5. H. Helm, U. Galster, I. Mistrík, U. Müller, R. Reichle
      Pages 275-288
  7. Ionization

    1. Laura Dinu, Y. J. Picard, Wim J. van der Zande
      Pages 301-308
    2. S. T. Pratt, J. A. Bacon, C. A. Raptis
      Pages 309-319
    3. Xavier Urbain, Pierre-Célestin Karangwa, Driss Nehari, Vola Andrianarijaona, Jozo Jureta, Freddy Brouillard
      Pages 321-332
    4. Olivier Dulieu
      Pages 333-342
    5. A. Le Padellec, X. Urbain, T. Nzeyimana, E. A. Naji
      Pages 343-350
  8. Astrophysical and Ionospheric Applications

  9. Attachment and Detachment

    1. Thom H. Dunning Jr., Kirk A. Peterson, Tanja Van Mourik
      Pages 415-427
    2. A. Le Padellec, F. Rabilloud, D. Pegg, K. Andersson, D. Hanstorp, A. Neau et al.
      Pages 441-449
    3. J.-L. Le Garrȩc, T. Speck, B. R. Rowe, J. B. A. Mitchell
      Pages 451-460
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 469-473

About these proceedings


Dissociative Recombination of Molecular Ions with Electrons is a comprehensive collection of refereed papers describing the latest developments in dissociative recombination research. The papers are written by the leading researchers in the field. The topics covered include the use of microwave afterglows, merged beams and storage rings to measure rate coefficients and to identify the products and their yields. The molecules studied range in size from the smallest, H2+, to bovine insulin ions. The theoretical papers cover the important role of Rydberg states and the use of wave packets and quantum defect theory to deduce cross sections, rate constants and quantum yields. Several theoretical and experimental papers address the controversial topic of H3+ dissociative recombination and its importance in the interstellar medium. Dissociative recombination studies of other molecular ions in the interstellar medium and in cometary and planetary atmospheres are covered. Ionization is an important competitive process to dissociative recombination and its competition with predissociation and its role in the reverse process of the association of neutral species is presented. Dissociative attachment, in which an electron attaches to a neutral molecule, has many similarities to dissociative recombination. The topics covered include the accurate calculation of electron affinities, attachment to molecules, clusters, and to species absorbed on solid surfaces and electron scattering by a molecular anion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Steven L. Guberman
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Scientific ResearchWinchesterUSA

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4915-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0083-4
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