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Long-lived transient anion of c-C₄F₈O

Kočišek, J. ; Janečková, Radmila ; Fedor, Juraj

In: The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2018, vol. 148, no. 7, p. 074303

We report partial cross sections for electron attachment to c-C4F8O, a gas with promising technological applications in free-electron-rich environments. The dissociative electron attachment leads to a number of anionic fragments resulting from complex bond-breaking and bond-forming processes. However, the anion with the highest abundance is the non-dissociated (transient) parent anion which...

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Electron attachment properties of c-C₄F₈O in different environments

Chachereau, A. ; Fedor, Juraj ; Janečková, Radmila ; Kočišek, J. ; Rabie, M. ; Franck, C. M.

In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2016, vol. 49, no. 37, p. 375201

The electron attachment properties of octafluorotetrahydrofuran (c-C₄F₈O) are investigated using two complementary experimental setups. The attachment and ionization cross sections of c-C₄F₈O are measured using an electron beam experiment. The effective ionization rate coefficient, electron drift velocity and electron diffusion coefficient in c-C₄F₈O diluted to concentrations...

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Partial cross sections for dissociative electron attachment to tetrahydrofuran reveal a dynamics-driven rich fragmentation pattern

Janečková, Radmila ; May, Olivier ; Milosavljević, A.R. ; Fedor, Juraj

In: International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2014, vol. 365–366, p. 163–168

We report partial absolute cross sections for dissociative electron attachment (DEA) to tetrahydrofuran C₄H₈O. The high sensitivity of the present setup, quantitative DEA spectrometer with time-of-flight analyzer, led to identification of a number of previously unreported fragments (CH₂⁻, OH⁻, CHO⁻, C₄H₅O⁻, C₃H₃⁻) thus revealing complex dissociation dynamics of the...

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Experimental evidence on the mechanism of dissociative electron attachment to formic acid

Janečková, Radmila ; Kubala, Dušan ; May, Olivier ; Fedor, Juraj ; Allan, Michael

In: Physical Review Letters, 2013, vol. 111, no. 21, p. 213201

Two mechanisms for dissociative electron attachment in HCOOH, the formation of HCOO−+H, were proposed in the literature: (i) via a direct electron attachment into a σ∗ resonance, augmented by dipole binding of the incident electron [G. A. Gallup et al., Phys. Rev. A 79, 042701 (2009)], and (ii) with the 1.8 eV π∗ resonance as a doorway state, linked to the products by...

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Dissociative electron attachment to methylacetylene and dimethylacetylene: Symmetry versus proximity

Janečková, Radmila ; May, Olivier ; Fedor, Juraj

In: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 2012, vol. 86, no. 05, p. 052702

We have measured absolute dissociative electron attachment (DEA) cross sections in methylacetylene (propyne, C₃H₄) and dimethylacetylene (but-2-yne, C₄H₆). The main feature in the low-energy DEA spectrum is a π* shape resonance giving rise to fragments at 3.4 eV in C₃H₄ and 4.0 eV in C₄H₆. The process C₃H₄+e→ C₃H₃ −+H proceeds via abstraction...