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dc.contributor.advisor Dunning, F. Barry
dc.creatorKelley, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-04T16:01:04Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-04T16:01:04Z
dc.date.created 2014-05
dc.date.issued 2014-08-14
dc.date.submitted May 2014
dc.identifier.citation Kelley, Michael. "Dynamics of Ion-Pair Formation in K(14p,20p)-SF6, CCl4 Collisions." (2014) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/88358.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/88358
dc.description.abstract Collisions between K(np) Rydberg atoms and electron attaching molecules can result in the creation of ion pairs through electron transfer. The mutual Coulomb attraction of these ions can lead to the formation of weakly-bound heavy-Rydberg ion-pair states orbiting at large radii. In this work, ion-pair states are created through collisions with SF6 and CCl4 in a small collision cell. These ion-pair states are allowed to drift into an analysis region where electric-field-induced dissociation allows for the velocity and binding energy distributions of these states to be determined. These distributions are analyzed through comparisons with the results of a Monte Carlo collision code. The data reveal that both CCl4 and SF6 form ion-pair states with long lifetimes and broad binding energy distributions, and their velocity distributions are strongly forward-peaked.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectRydberg atoms
Atom-Molecule Collisions
Electron Attachment
dc.title Dynamics of Ion-Pair Formation in K(14p,20p)-SF6, CCl4 Collisions
dc.contributor.committeeMember Killian, Thomas C.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Foster, Matthew
dc.date.updated 2016-02-04T16:01:04Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Physics and Astronomy
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science


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