Collisions of Xenon(nf) Rydberg atoms with electron attaching targets
Zollars, Byron George
Stebbings, Ronald F.
Master of Arts
The destruction of Xenon(nf) Rydberg atoms in collisions with 1,1,1-C2C13JF3 and C5F8 takes place by transfer of the Rydberg electron to the target, resulting in a positive and negative ion. Rate constants for this reaction have been measured for Xe(nf) over the range 26 < n < 43, and the negative ion products have been identified. The cross sections derived from these measurements are in good agreement with recent free electron attachment cross sections.