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Electron impact dissociation of oxygen-containing molecule s– A critical review

McConkey, J. W. and Malone, C. P. and Johnson, P. V. and Winstead, C. and McKoy, V. and Kanik, I. (2008) Electron impact dissociation of oxygen-containing molecule s– A critical review. Physics Reports, 466 (1-3). pp. 1-103. ISSN 0370-1573. doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2008.05.001.

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The dissociation of a wide range of oxygen-containing molecules following impact with electrons of carefully controlled energy is critically reviewed. Molecules considered range from diatomics, like O_2 and CO, to large molecules of biological and technological interest. Dissociation mechanisms are discussed and, where possible, quantitative data for the various possible processes, ionization, attachment, dissociation, excitation, emission etc., are presented. Gaps and discrepancies in our current data base are highlighted. Both graphical and tabular data are presented.

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Additional Information:© 2008 Elsevier B.V. Accepted 9 May 2008. editor: J. Eichler. This work was performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and at Caltech. We gratefully acknowledge financial support through NASA’s Planetary Atmospheres and Outer Planets Research programs as well as from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, and from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. This research was performed while CPM and JWMcC held NASA Fellowships at JPL. Kate Mendenhall provided invaluable assistance in the preparation of tabular and graphical material. The authors thank the referee for many helpful suggestions.
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Subject Keywords:Dissociation; Oxygen; Electron impact; Cross sections
Issue or Number:1-3
Classification Code:PACS: 34.80.Ht; 34.80.Gs; 34.80.My; 34.80–i
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Official Citation:J.W. McConkey, C.P. Malone, P.V. Johnson, C. Winstead, V. McKoy, I. Kanik, Electron impact dissociation of oxygen-containing molecules–A critical review, Physics Reports, Volume 466, Issues 1–3, September 2008, Pages 1-103, ISSN 0370-1573, (
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