Gordon A. Gallup

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We present the results of a rigorous quantum-mechanical calculation of the propagation of electrons through an inhomogeneous magnetic field with axial symmetry. A complete spin polarization of the beam is demonstrated assuming that a Landau eigenstate can be inserted into the field. This is in contrast with the semiclassical situation, where the spin(More)
Low energy electrons are capable of breaking bonds in gas phase DNA bases by means of the dissociative electron attachment process. With the aid of new total scattering data in the halouracils and input from quantum chemical calculations, we describe the dipole bound and valence anion states in these compounds and present assignments for the two types of(More)
The electron attachment energies associated with the short-lived occupation of the C-Cl σ* orbitals of dichloroalkanes and selected polychloroalkanes are measured in the gas phase using electron transmission spectroscopy and compared with those observed previously in monochloroalkanes. In the dichloroalkanes, evidence for two well-resolved anion states is(More)
The interaction of low-energy (0-10 eV) electrons with 6-aza-2-thiothymine is investigated in the gas phase by studies of sharp structure in the total electron scattering cross section and by mass analysis of the stable or long-lived negative ions produced by electron attachment. The most efficient fragmentation process, occurring at 0.15 eV, involves the(More)
Sharp peaks in the dissociative electron attachment (DEA) cross sections of uracil and thymine at energies below 3 eV are assigned to vibrational Feshbach resonances (VFRs) arising from coupling between the dipole bound state and the temporary anion state associated with occupation of the lowest sigma* orbital. Three distinct vibrational modes are(More)
We investigate the causes of electron-circular dichroism (ECD) in bromocamphor and dibromocamphor, focusing specifically on the electron helicity density of the target. Using electron transmission spectroscopy (ETS) and quantum chemical calculations, we have observed and assigned temporary negative ion states of bromocamphor and dibromocamphor. Further(More)
Total dissociative electron attachment cross sections are presented for the amino acids, glycine, alanine, proline, phenylalanine, and tryptophan, at energies below the first ionization energy. Cross section magnitudes were determined by observation of positive ion production and normalization to ionization cross sections calculated using the(More)
The accuracy of the JWKB method for determining the survival factor defined for dissociative electron attachment (DEA) processes is examined for a range of electronic resonance lifetimes within the local complex potential approximation. The author concludes that the accuracy is inadequate for molecules with properties commonly found for shape resonance(More)