Studies of Intermediates Created via Dissociative Electron Attachment through Heavy-Rydberg Ion-Pair State Formation in Rydberg Atom Collisions
Dunning, F. Barry
Master of Science
The lifetimes and decay energetics of intermediates have been studied by measuring the velocity and angular distributions of heavy-Rydberg ion pair states formed through electron transfer in thermal-energy collisions between Rydberg atoms and attaching targets. The analysis of the experimental results by using Monte Carlo simulations indicates that electron attachment to CF3I and CH2Br2 forms very-short-lived intermediates whereas electron capture by CCl4 produces a long-lived intermediate.
Heavy-Rydberg Ion-Pair State