Electron-impact ionization of NO, NO2, and N2O

J. Lopez, V. Tarnovsky, M. Gutkin, K. Becker

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Abstract

We measured absolute cross-sections for the electron-impact ionization and dissociative ionization of the three nitrogen-oxygen compounds NO, NO2, and N2O from threshold to 200eV using the fast-neutral-beam technique. In spite of the importance of these molecules in combustion, low-temperature plasmas, pollution control, and planetary atmospheres, the database of absolute total and partial electron-impact ionization cross-sections for these species is not very comprehensive and existing data reveal some discrepancies. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that absolute partial ionization cross-sections for all three species have been measured by the same group using the same experimental technique and apparatus. Comparisons with other available measured and calculated ionization cross-section data are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-37
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Mass Spectrometry
Volume225
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003

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ionization cross sections
electron impact
Ionization
ionization
Electrons
Oxygen Compounds
pollution control
oxygen compounds
planetary atmospheres
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neutral beams
cold plasmas
Nitrogen
Plasmas
nitrogen
Molecules
Oxygen
thresholds
cross sections

Keywords

  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Combustion
  • Cross-sections
  • Electron-impact ionization
  • NO
  • Pollution control

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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Electron-impact ionization of NO, NO2, and N2O. / Lopez, J.; Tarnovsky, V.; Gutkin, M.; Becker, K.

In: International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, Vol. 225, No. 1, 01.02.2003, p. 25-37.

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Lopez, J. ; Tarnovsky, V. ; Gutkin, M. ; Becker, K. / Electron-impact ionization of NO, NO2, and N2O. In: International Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 2003 ; Vol. 225, No. 1. pp. 25-37.
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