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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 Pt(PF₃)₄—a precursor for Focused Electron Beam Induced Processing (FEBIP)

May, Olivier ; Kubala, Dušan ; Allan, Michael

In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2012, no. 9, p. 2979-2982

Experimental absolute cross sections for dissociative electron attachment (DEA) to Pt(PF₃)₄ are presented. Fragment anions resulting from the loss of one, two, three and four PF₃ ligands as well as the Pt(PF₃)F⁻ and the F⁻ ions were observed. The parent anion Pt(PF₃)⁻₄ is too short-lived to be detected. The dominant process is loss of one ligand, with a very large cross section...