State-by-state cross sections for dissociative electron attachment and electron-impact dissociation for molecular oxygen are computed using ab initio resonance curves calculated with the R-matrix method. When O2 is in its vibrational ground state, the main contribution for both processes comes from the 2Pi_u resonance state of O2− but with a significant contribution from the 4Sigma−_u resonant state. Vibrational excitation leads to an increased contribution from the low-lying 2Pi_g resonance, greatly increased cross sections for both processes, and the threshold moving to lower energies. These results provide important input for models of O2-containing plasmas in nonequilibrium conditions.
|Titolo:||Dissociative electron attachment and electron-impact resonant dissociation of vibrationally excited O2 molecules|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevA.91.012701|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|