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Dissociation pathways in low energy (0–2 eV) electron attachment to Cl2O

Sailer, Wolfgang; Tegeder, Petra; Probst, Michael; Drexel, Herwig; Grill, Verena; Scheier, Paul; Mason, Nigel J.; Illenberger, Eugen and Mark, Tilmann D. (2001). Dissociation pathways in low energy (0–2 eV) electron attachment to Cl2O. Chemical Physics Letters, 344(5-6) pp. 471–478.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2614(01)00814-4
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Abstract

Dissociative electron attachment (DA) to ClOCl is studied in a high resolution crossed beam experiment. Two complementary ion pairs, Cl/ClO and O/Cl2, are observed. The Cl/ClO pair arises from a simple Cl–OCl bond cleavage with the electron sitting on either of the two fragments. The O/Cl2 pair is formed by a concerted reaction with the expulsion of O (or O) and formation of Cl2 (or Cl2). Ab initio calculations indicate that in low energy electron attachment an electronically excited state of the precursor anion (ClOCl* (2B2)) is involved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.
ISSN: 0009-2614
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Item ID: 4395
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Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2014 10:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4395
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