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Molecular fragmentation in heavy ion collisions

  • R. L. Watson
  • R. J. Maurer
  • B. B. Bandong
  • C. Can
Ion-Solid and Ion-Molecule Collisions
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 294)

Abstract

Time-of-flight (TOF) spectroscopy has been applied to the identification and study of ionic species produced in fast ion-molecule collisions. By optimizing the resolution of the TOF spectrometer employed, kinetic energies have been determined for the dissociation products of simple diatomic molecules ranging in charge from 1+ to 5+. Various spectral features are compared for monatomic and diatomic targets, and the characteristics of the fragmentation patterns for the complex molecule SF6 produced in He+ and Ar13+ collisions are examined.

Keywords

Recoil Energy Dissociation Product Internuclear Separation Acceleration Stage Charge Division 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Watson
    • 1
  • R. J. Maurer
    • 1
  • B. B. Bandong
    • 1
  • C. Can
    • 1
  1. 1.Cyclotron Institute and Department of ChemistryTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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