- Conference date: 27–31 October 2008
- Location: Beijing (China)
In this paper, we survey recent progress in studies of anion formation via (dissociative) electron attachment (DEA) to simple molecules, as measured with the laser photoelectron attachment (LPA) method at high resolution. The limiting threshold behavior of the cross sections is elucidated for s‐wave and p‐wave attachment. Cusps at onsets for vibrational excitation (VE), due to interaction of the DEA channnel with the VE channel, are clearly detected, and vibrational Feshbach resonances just below vibrational onsets are observed for molecules with sufficiently strong long‐range attraction between the electron and the molecule. From the LPA anion yields, absolute DEA cross sections (energy range typically ) are determined with reference to rate coefficients for thermal electron attachment at the appropriate gas temperature (normally ). The experimental data are compared with theoretical cross sections, calculated within the framework of an R‐matrix or an Effective Range theory approach.
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