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Interaction of slow electrons with methyl phosphate esters

Winstead, Carl and McKoy, Vincent (2008) Interaction of slow electrons with methyl phosphate esters. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 277 (1-3). pp. 279-283. ISSN 1387-3806. doi:10.1016/j.ijms.2008.04.015.

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We report computed cross sections for low-energy elastic collisions of electrons with the methyl esters of phosphoric acid, monomethyl, dimethyl, and trimethyl phosphate, and with phosphoric acid itself. For phosporic acid and monomethyl phosphate, polarization effects are included in the calculation, while the two larger molecules are treated in the static-exchange approximation, that is, with polarization neglected. The integral elastic cross sections exhibit broad shape resonances above 5 eV that give rise to strong variations in the differential cross section with energy. However, no shape resonances are evident below 5 eV. We compare our results to previous calculations and measurements and discuss their relevance to electron-induced damage to the DNA backbone.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 2008 Elsevier. Received 13 March 2008; revised 16 April 2008; accepted 21 April 2008. Available online 1 May 2008. This paper is respectfully dedicated to Prof. Dr. Eugen Illenberger on the occasion of his 65th birthday. We thank Prof. Paul Burrow for communicating results in advance of publication. The work reported here was supported by the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, US Department of Energy. Use of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Supercomputing and Visualization Facility is gratefully acknowledged.
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Subject Keywords:Phosphoric acid; Methyl phosphate; Electron scattering; Shape resonance; Dissociative attachment
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