Pelc, Andrzej; Sailer, Wolfgang; Scheier, Paul; Probst, Michael; Mason, Nigel J.; Illenberger, Eugen and Märk, Tilmann D.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2614(02)00925-9|
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Dissociative electron attachment to formic acid as a fundamental center in enzymatic activity is studied. A prominent resonance is observed peaking at 1.25 eV which decomposes into the formate anion HCOO− and a hydrogen radical. Resonances at higher energy are associated with O− and OH− formation on a considerably smaller intensity scale. On the basis of high level ab initio calculations, the low energy feature arises from different closely spaced single particle shape resonances with no specific valence character. The HCOO− ion yield carries structure which is tentatively ascribed to vibrational excitation in the formate anion.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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|Date Deposited:||06 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||05 Mar 2014 10:29|
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