Low Energy Electron-Molecule Collision Experiments

  • Michel Tronc
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 196)


Low energy electron-collision with free molecules is dominated by resonant mechanisms : vibrational excitation, electronic excitation, dissociative attachment. Experimental data have been obtained at a qualitative and sometimes quantitative level for diatomic molecules and for few simple polyatomic molecules, but many measurements have to be done especially for absolute cross sections on a broad energy range. The need for reliable quantitative data is very important for comparison with existing theories , and because these resonant cross sections play a prominent role in many fields including high atmosphere chemistry, plasma physics, gas lasers, catalysis and radiation chemistry.


Differential Cross Section Vibrational Excitation Shape Resonance Kinetic Energy Distribution Quadrupole Mass Filter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Tronc
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie PhysiqueUniversite Pierre et MarieParis Cedex 05France

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