Dissociative electron attachment to CCl4: Lifetime of the CCl4-* intermediate

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  • Dissociative electron attachment to CCl4 is studied by measuring the angular and velocity distribution of Cl- ions produced in collisions with velocity selected K(np) Rydberg atoms. Analysis of the data using a Monte Carlo collision code that models the detailed kinematics of the reaction indicates that the lifetime of the CCl4-* intermediate initially formed by Rydberg electron capture is 7.5±2.5 ps and that, upon dissociation, only a small fraction of the excess energy of reaction appears as translational energy of the Cl- and CCl3 fragments. © 1996 American Institute of Physics.
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    Author List

  • Popple RA; Finch CD; Smith KA; Dunning FB
  • Start Page

  • 8485
  • End Page

  • 8489
  • Volume

  • 104
  • Issue

  • 21