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Electron impact ionisation and UV absorption study of α- and β-pinene

Kubala, D.; Drage, E.A.; Al-Faydhi, A.M.E.; Kočíšek, J.; Papp, P.; Matejčík, V.; Mach, P.; Urban, J.; Limão-Vieira, P.; Hoffman, S.V.; Matejčík, S. and Mason, N.J. (2009). Electron impact ionisation and UV absorption study of α- and β-pinene. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 280(1-3) pp. 169–173.

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We have performed a coordinated set of experiments to measure the electron impact ionisation and UV photoabsorption cross sections of α- and β-pinene. The adiabatic ionisation energies of α- and β-pinene were derived from experiment and found to be 8.3 and 8.6 eV which compared well with high-level quantum chemical calculations (G3MP2) yielding values of 8.29 and 8.41 eV. Additionally, vertical ionisation energies of 8.62 and 8.96 eV were calculated using an OVGF method. UV photoabsorption cross sections were measured using a high-resolution synchrotron radiation source and electronic states interpreted on the basis of the TD quantum chemical methods

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 1387-3806
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetUK NERC Research Agency
Not SetNot SetSlovak Science and Technology Assistance Agency [APVT-20-007504]
Not SetNot SetVEGA Grant Agency, Slovakia [project no. 1/3040/06]
Keywords: α-Pinene; β-Pinene; VUV photoabsorption; Electron impact ionisation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Physics
Item ID: 18347
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2009 10:10
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 13:22
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