Velocity dependence of free-ion production in K(np)-SF6 collisions: Internal-to-translational energy transfer

Academic Article


  • The velocity dependence of the rate constant for free-ion production via the Rydberg electron-transfer reaction K(np)+SF6 K++SF6-* has been investigated at intermediate n. The data provide evidence of a postattachment interaction between the product ions in which internal energy from the SF6-* ion is converted into translational energy. A similar conclusion is reached from measurements of the velocity and angular distributions of the product K+ ions. © 1992 The American Physical Society.
  • Published In

  • Physical Review A  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Popple RA; Durham MA; Marawar RW; Lindsay BG; Smith KA; Dunning FB
  • Start Page

  • 247
  • End Page

  • 251
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 1