Fragment ion-photon coincidence study of dissociative ionization accompanying light emission by electron impact on acetylene

Kenji Furuya, Kouichiro Maruyama, Eri Koto, Akihiro Matsuo, Teiichiro Ogawa

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Abstract

Fragment ion-photon coincidence (FIPCO) spectra by 120 eV electron impact on acetylene, C2H2, have been observed. Correlated detection of CH(A-X) emission and H+ and C+ ions, as well as between the CH+ ion and its own emission, was observed and verified with the help of Monte Carlo simulation of the band shapes observed. The translational energy distribution of the H+ ion is determined to be 1000±150 K (0.13±0.02 eV). Those for CH+ and C+ are 0.25 and 0.15 eV, respectively; the former translational energy accompanies a Gaussian distribution with a full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) of 0.2 eV, whereas the latter FWHM is 0.15 eV. A strong C2Hn+ (n = 0, 1) band is also observed in the FIPCO spectra and ascribed to dissociative processes following light emission from C2H+ and C2H2+. Similar experiments have been carried out at 350 eV electron impact energy, to examine the dissociative processes accompanying the light emission caused by the ionization of a C1s electron. No significant difference is observed between the FIPCO spectra at 120 and 350 eV impact energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1457-1486
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 28 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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