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Very Low Energy Electron Scattering in C6H5F, C6H5Cl, C6H5Br and C6H5I

Lunt, S; Field, D; Hoffmann, S; Gulley, R J; Ziesel, J

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Integral and backward scattering cross sections are reported for the scattering of electrons from C6H5F, C6H5Cl, C6H5Br and C6H5I over the energy range between 10 and 20 meV to 10 eV. The measurements were made in transmission experiments using a synchrotron radiation photoionization apparatus with an energy resolution in the incident electron beam of approx. 3.5 meV (FWHM). The absolute accuracy of the cross sections is limited by experimental difficulties with respect to strong rotationally...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLunt, S
dc.contributor.authorField, D
dc.contributor.authorHoffmann, S
dc.contributor.authorGulley, R J
dc.contributor.authorZiesel, J
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:34:52Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T23:34:52Z
dc.identifier.issn0953-4075
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/93647
dc.description.abstractIntegral and backward scattering cross sections are reported for the scattering of electrons from C6H5F, C6H5Cl, C6H5Br and C6H5I over the energy range between 10 and 20 meV to 10 eV. The measurements were made in transmission experiments using a synchrotron radiation photoionization apparatus with an energy resolution in the incident electron beam of approx. 3.5 meV (FWHM). The absolute accuracy of the cross sections is limited by experimental difficulties with respect to strong rotationally inelastic forward scattering, due to the dipolar nature of the target molecules. Integral scattering cross sections are found to rise to more than 1500 angstrom2 at the lowest energies in C6H5F, C6H5Cl and C6H5Br and to more than 2000 angstrom2 in C6H5I due to an additional contribution from electron attachment. At low energy, both integral and backward scattering cross sections are very similar in C6H5F, C6H5Cl and C6H5Br. Data are interpreted in terms of rotationally inelastic scattering, with values of cross sections essentially dictated by the correspondingly similar dipole moments (1.6-1.7 D) of these three species. The Born model for rotationally inelastic scattering consistently underestimates the experimental cross sections and overestimates the degree of forward scattering. Our data illustrate the limitations of the Born model for the estimation of low-energy scattering cross sections for plasma modelling.
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
dc.sourceJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
dc.subjectKeywords: Backward scattering; Halobenzene; Integral scattering; Electron beams; Electron energy levels; Halogen compounds; Mathematical models; Molecules; Photoionization; Electron scattering
dc.titleVery Low Energy Electron Scattering in C6H5F, C6H5Cl, C6H5Br and C6H5I
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume32
dc.date.issued1999
local.identifier.absfor020201 - Atomic and Molecular Physics
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub25033
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationLunt, S, University of Aarhus
local.contributor.affiliationField, D, University of Bristol
local.contributor.affiliationHoffmann, S, University of Aarhus
local.contributor.affiliationGulley, R J, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationZiesel, J, Universite Paul Sabatier
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage2707
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage2717
local.identifier.doi10.1088/0953-4075/32/11/317
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T09:37:45Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0032683081
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