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Université de Fribourg

Excitation of the four fundamental vibrations of CH₄ by electron impact near threshold

Allan, Michael

In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2005, vol. 38, p. 1679

Absolute differential elastic and vibrational excitation cross sections have been measured for CH₄ at 90° and from 0.1 to 1.5 eV, with the resolution of all four vibrational modes. Threshold peaks were observed in the excitation of the ν1, ν3 and ν4 modes, but not in the ν2 mode. These results are in good agreement with the recent calculation of Nishimura and Gianturco (2002 J. Phys. B:...

Université de Fribourg

Transitions between the ²Π₁͵₂ and ²Π₁͵₃ spin-orbit components of NO induced by impact of slow electrons

Allan, Michael

In: Physical Review Letters, 2004, vol. 93, p. 063201-63204

The electron impact cross section for the transition between the ²Π₁͵₂ and ²Π₁͵₃ spin-orbit components of the ground electronic term of nitric oxide, separated by 15 meV, has been measured as a function of electron energy at a scattering angle of Θ= 135°. It is dominated by the ³Σ⁻ and the ¹Δ resonances. Its magnitude is very large, at peak about equal to that of the elastic...

Université de Fribourg

Electron collisions with NO: Elastic scattering, vibrational excitation, and ²Πi1/2 ⇌ ²Π3/2 transitions

Allan, Michael

In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2005, vol. 38, p. 603

Absolute differential elastic and vibrational excitation cross sections have been measured for NO at 135° with resolution of the ²Π1/2 and ²Π3/2 spin-orbit components of the ground electronic term. The electronic fine structure excitation is dominated by the ³Σ⁻ and the ¹Δ resonances of NO⁻, the nonresonant contribution is very small. The cross section is very large, it has about the...

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Decay channels in the dissociative electron attachment to NO

Allan, Michael

In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2004, vol. 37, p. L359-L363

Kinetic energy spectra of O⁻ from dissociative electron attachment (DEA) to NO were measured at 7.6, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0 eV electron energy using a spectrometer with hemispherical energy selectors for both the incident electrons and the resulting ions. The measurements were performed at 10°, 30°, 90° and 135°. The capacity of the spectrometer to detect both slow and fast ions was verified and...

Université de Fribourg

Selectivity in the excitation of Fermi-coupled vibrations in CO₂ by impact of slow electrons

Allan, Michael

In: Physical Review Letters, 2001, vol. 87, no. 3, p. 033201

Improvement of resolution of a gas phase hemispherical electron spectrometer (to 7 meV FWHM) permitted separate measurements of the excitation of each member of the well known Fermi dyad in CO₂ by impact of slow electrons. Absolute differential cross sections at a scattering angle of 135° were measured as a function of electron energy. The excitation was found to be highly selective both via...

Université de Fribourg

Measurement of the elastic and v = 0 → 1 differential electron–N₂ cross sections over a wide angular range

Allan, Michael

In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2005, vol. 38, no. 20, p. 3655–3672

Absolute differential elastic and vibrational excitation cross sections have been measured for N₂ in the scattering angle ranges starting between 0° and 20° and extending to 180°, at energies between 0.8 and 5 eV. The results agree with many previous measurements, in particular for angles around 90°, but discrepancies were found in some cases for angles close to 0° and 180°. Integral and...

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Structures in elastic, vibrational, and dissociative electron attachment cross sections in N₂O near threshold

Allan, Michael ; Skalický, Tomás

In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2003, vol. 36, no. 16, p. 3397-3409

Absolute differential cross sections were measured at 135° for the elastic and the vibrationally inelastic electron scattering from threshold to 12 eV, with emphasis on the threshold region. In addition, relative dissociative electron attachment spectra were measured from 0.1 to 3.5 eV. Structures of vibrational origin were observed at energies below 1 eV, well below the ²Π shape resonance, in...

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Threshold peaks and structures in elastic and vibrationally inelastic electron impact cross sections for CS₂

Allan, Michael

In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular And Optical Physics, 2003, vol. 36, no. 12, p. 2489-2500

Elastic, vibrationally inelastic and superelastic cross sections were measured for electron impact on CS₂ at 135°, with emphasis on the threshold region. The elastic cross section rises dramatically at low energies. The cross sections for the excitation of all three fundamental vibrations (010), (100) and (001) have very strong threshold peaks, more than ten times higher than those observed...

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Absolute angle-differential elastic and vibrational excitation cross sections for electron collisions with tetrahydrofuran

Allan, Michael

In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2007, vol. 40, no. 17, p. 3531

Absolute angle-differential elastic and vibrational excitation cross sections for electron collisions with tetrahydrofuran were measured in the energy range 0.1–20 eV, extending existing measurements to lower energies. The elastic cross sections were measured as a function of scattering angle from 10° to 180° at energies of 2 eV, 6 eV, 10 eV and 20 eV, and as a function of electron energy at...

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Absolute angle-differential cross sections for electron-impact excitation of neon within the first 3.5 eV above threshold

Allan, Michael ; Franz, K. ; Hotop, H. ; Zatsarinny, O. ; Bartschat, K.

In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2009, vol. 42, no. 4, p. 044009

Absolute angle-differential cross sections for excitation of neon atoms to the four 2p⁵3s and to selected 2p⁵3p levels have been determined as a function of electron energy up to 3.5 eV above threshold at the scattering angles of 0°, 45°, 90°, 135° and 180°. In addition, the cross sections were recorded as function of scattering angle from 0° to 180° at 18 eV for the 2p⁵3s levels and...