Use of Rydberg atoms as a nanoscale laboratory to examine dissociative electron capture

Academic Article


  • Dissociative electron attachment to CF3I is investigated by measuring the angular and velocity distributions of I- ions produced in collisions with velocity-selected K(np) Rydberg atoms. Analysis of the data shows that the lifetime of the excited CF3I-* intermediate formed by Rydberg electron capture is short (≲ 2 ps) and that essentially all the excess energy of reaction appears as translational energy of the fragments. © 1995.
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    Author List

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

  • 37
  • End Page

  • 44
  • Volume

  • 149-150
  • Issue

  • C