ELECTRON IMPACT DISSOCIATIVE IONIZATION OF HYDROGEN, WATER, AND HYDROGEN SULFIDE.
AuthorCORDARO, RICHARD BRIAN.
AdvisorMcIntyre, Larry C.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe dissociative ionization by electron impact of H₂, H₂O, and H₂S was investigated between the electron impact energies of 20 and 45 eV. Protons were the detected fragments, and a time-of-flight method was used to measure the proton kinetic energies. By also measuring the thresholds for the production of discrete energy groups of protons, it was possible to determine the dissociation limits and kinetic energy distributions for individual electronic states. It was found that autoionizing states that lead to dissociation were the major contributors of proton fragments for all of the molecules investigated. Some of the measurements are tabulated in the following table. (UNFORMATTED TABLE FOLLOWS) Molecule Threshold Dissociation Probable Probable (eV) limit (eV) state fragments H₂ 24.5±1.0 18.0±1.0 Q₁ ¹Σ(g)⁺ H⁺, H(1S) 30.5±1.0 18.0±1.0 Q₁ ¹Πᵤ H⁺, H(1S) 36.5±1.0 -- ²Πᵤ H⁺, H(2P) H₂O 24.5±1.0 19.5±1.0 -- H⁺, OH (X²Π) 29.5±1.0 23.0±1.0 -- H⁺,O(³P),H(1S) H₂S 25.5±1.0 18.0±1.0 -- H⁺, HS (X²Π) 32.0±1.0 -- -- H⁺, . . . 42.0±1.0 -- -- H⁺, . . . (TABLE ENDS)