Ján Žabka

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The bimolecular reactivity of xenon with C(7)H(n)(2+) dications (n=6-8), generated by double ionization of toluene using both electrons and synchrotron radiation, is studied by means of a triple-quadrupole mass spectrometer. Under these experimental conditions, the formation of the organoxenon dications C(7)H(6)Xe(2+) and C(7)H(7)Xe(2+) is observed to occur(More)
Survival probabilities, S(a) (%), of hydrocarbon ions C1, C2, and C3 and several nonhydrocarbon ions (Ar(+), N(2)(+), CO(2)(+)) on room-temperature (hydrocarbon-covered) and heated (600 degrees C) surfaces of carbon (HOPG), tungsten, and beryllium were experimentally determined using the ion-surface scattering method for several incident energies from a few(More)
Surface-induced interactions of the projectile ion C(2)D(4)(+) with room-temperature (hydrocarbon covered) stainless steel, carbon highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG), and two different types of diamond surfaces (O-terminated and H-terminated) were investigated over the range of incident energies from a few eV up to 50 eV. The relative abundance of(More)
The natural flavonoid compounds quercetin (3,3',4',5,7-pentahydroxyflavone) and luteolin (3',4',5,7-tetrahydroxyflavone) are important bioactive compounds with antioxidative, anti-allergic, and anti-inflammatory properties. However, both are unstable when exposed to atmospheric oxygen, which causes degradation and complicates their analytical(More)
Collisions of C3Hn+ (n = 2-8) ions and some of their per- deuterated analogs with room temperature carbon (HOPG) surfaces (hydrocarbon-covered) were investigated over the incident energy range 13-45 eV in beam scattering experiments. The mass spectra of product ions were measured and main fragmentation paths of the incident projectile ions, energized in the(More)
Even in the highly diluted gas phase, rather than electron transfer the benzene dication C(6)H(6)(2+) undergoes association with dinitrogen to form a transient C(6)H(6)N(2)(2+) dication which is best described as a ring-protonated phenyl diazonium ion. Isotopic labeling studies, photoionization experiments using synchrotron radiation, and quantum chemical(More)
Experimental and theoretical studies have been carried out to demonstrate the selective generation of two different C2H3N(+) isomers, namely, the acetonitrile [CH3CN](•+) and the ketenimine [CH2CNH](•+) radical cations. Photoionization and dissociative photoionization experiments from different neutral precursors (acetonitrile and butanenitrile) have been(More)
Interaction of C2Hn+ (n = 2-5) hydrocarbon ions and some of their isotopic variants with room-temperature and heated (600 degrees C) highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) surfaces was investigated over the range of incident energies 11-46 eV and an incident angle of 60 degrees with respect to the surface normal. The work is an extension of our earlier(More)
The bimolecular reactivity of the CO(2)(2+) dication with neutral CO(2) is investigated using triple quadrupole and ion-ion coincidence mass spectrometry. Crucial for product analysis is the use of appropriate isotope labelling in the quadrupole experiments in order to distinguish the different reactive pathways. The main reaction corresponds to(More)
Threshold photoelectron spectra (TPES) of the isotopomers of the methyl radical (CH(3), CH(2)D, CHD(2), and CD(3)) have been recorded in the 9.5-10.5 eV VUV photon energy range using third generation synchrotron radiation to investigate the vibrational spectroscopy of the corresponding cations at a 7-11 meV resolution. A threshold photoelectron-photoion(More)