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Absolute partial cross sections and kinetic energy analysis for the electron impact ionization of ethylene

Abstract : We present absolute partial electron impact ionization cross sections for ethylene in the electron energy range between threshold and 1000 eV measured with a two sector field double focusing mass spectrometer. Ion kinetic energy distribution functions have been measured at all electron energies by applying a deflection field method. Multiplication of the measured relative cross sections by the appropriately determined discrimination factors lead to accurate relative partial cross sections. Normalization of the sum of the relative partial cross sections to an absolute total cross section gives absolute partial cross section values. The initial kinetic energy distributions of several fragment ions show the presence of two or more contributions that exhibit different electron energy dependencies. Differential cross sections with respect to the initial kinetic energy of the ions are provided and are related to specific ion production channels. The electron threshold energies for the direct and numerous other dissociative ionization channels are determined by quantum chemical calculation and these allow the determination of the total kinetic energy release and the electron energy loss for the most prominent dissociative ionization channels.
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N. Endstrasser, F. Zappa, A. Mauracher, A. Bacher, S. Feil, et al.. Absolute partial cross sections and kinetic energy analysis for the electron impact ionization of ethylene. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, Elsevier, 2009, 280, pp.65-71. ⟨10.1016/j.ijms.2008.08.004⟩. ⟨in2p3-00363663⟩

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