Dynamics of heavy-Rydberg ion-pair formation in K(14p,20p)-SF6, CCl4 collisions.


The dynamics of formation of heavy-Rydberg ion-pair states through electron transfer in K(np)-SF6, CCl4 collisions is examined by measuring the velocity, angular, and binding energy distributions of the product ion pairs. The results are analyzed with the aid of a Monte Carlo collision code that models both the initial electron capture and the subsequent evolution of the ion pairs. The model simulations are in good agreement with the experimental data and highlight the factors such as Rydberg atom size, the kinetic energy of relative motion of the Rydberg atom and target particle, and (in the case of attaching targets that dissociate) the energetics of dissociation that can be used to control the properties of the product ion-pair states.

DOI: 10.1063/1.4882659

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@article{Wang2014DynamicsOH, title={Dynamics of heavy-Rydberg ion-pair formation in K(14p,20p)-SF6, CCl4 collisions.}, author={C . H . Wang and M . H . Kelley and Sa{\"{i}wan Buathong and F Barry Dunning}, journal={The Journal of chemical physics}, year={2014}, volume={140 23}, pages={234306} }