Université de Fribourg

Barium isotope fractionation during experimental formation of the double carbonate BaMn[CO₃]₂ at ambient temperature

Böttcher, Michael E. ; Geprägs, Patrizia ; Neubert, Nadja ; Allmen, Katja von ; Pretet, Chloé ; Samankassou, Elias ; Nägler, Thomas F.

In: Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, 2012, p. -

In this study, we present the first experimental results for stable barium (Ba) isotope (¹³⁷Ba/¹³⁴Ba) fractionation during low-temperature formation of the anhydrous double carbonate BaMn[CO₃]₂. This investigation is part of an ongoing work on Ba fractionation in the natural barium cycle. Precipitation at a temperature of 21±1°C leads to an enrichment of the lighter Ba isotope...

Université de Fribourg

Isotope effect in dissociative electron attachment to acetylene

May, Olivier ; Fedor, Juraj ; Allan, Michael

In: Physical Review A, 2009, vol. 80, no. 1, p. 012706

Absolute partial cross sections for dissociative electron attachment to H–C≡C–H and D–C≡C–D have been measured using a time-of-flight ion spectrometer combined with a trochoidal electron monochromator. For C₂H₂ the present data are in good agreement with the total cross sections measured previously in our laboratory using the total ion-collection method. The present measurements...

Université de Fribourg

Absolute cross sections for dissociative electron attachment to HCl, HBr, and their deuterated analogs

Fedor, Juraj ; May, Olivier ; Allan, Michael

In: Physical Review A, 2008, vol. 78, p. 032701

We have measured absolute dissociative electron attachment cross sections for HX and DX (X=Cl and Br) using a trochoidal electron spectrometer equipped with a total ion collection collision chamber, operated both in a field-free passive ion collection mode, and an active ion collection mode, with an extracting electric field. Our results for Br⁻ from HBr are in an excellent...