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Title: Collision-energy-resolved Penning ionization electron spectroscopy of bromomethanes (CH3Br, CH2Br2, and CHBr3) by collision with He*(2(3)S) metastable atoms
Authors: Kishimoto, N
Matsumura, E
Ohno, K
DELEUZE, Michael
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 121(7). p. 3074-3086
Abstract: Ionization of bromomethanes (CH3Br, CH2Br2, and CHBr3) upon collision with metastable He-*(2 S-3) atoms has been studied by means of collision-energy-resolved Penning ionization electron spectroscopy. Lone-pair (n(Br)) orbitals of Br-4p characters have larger ionization cross sections than sigma(C-Br) orbitals. The collision-energy dependence of the partial ionization cross sections shows that the interaction potential between the molecule and the He-*(2 S-3) atom is highly anisotropic around CH3Br or CH2Br2, while isotropic attractive interactions are found for CHBr3. Bands observed at electron energies of similar to2 eV in the He-*(2 S-3) Penning ionization electron spectra (PIES) of CH2Br2 and CHBr3 have no counterpart in ultraviolet (He I) photoionization spectra and theoretical (third-order algebraic diagrammatic construction) one-electron and shake-up ionization spectra. Energy analysis of the processes involved demonstrates that these bands and further bands overlapping with sigma(C-Br) or pi(CH2) levels are related to autoionization of dissociating (He+-Br-) pairs. Similarly, a band at an electron energy of similar to1 eV in the He-*(2 S-3) PIES spectra of CH3Br has been ascribed to autoionizing Br** atoms released by dissociation of (unidentified) excited states of the target molecule. A further autoionization (S) band can be discerned at similar to1 eV below the lone-pair n(Br) bands in the He-*(2 S-3) PIES spectrum of CHBr3. This band has been ascribed to the decay of autoionizing Rydberg states of the target molecule (M-**) into vibrationally excited states of the molecular ion. It was found that for this transition, the interaction potential that prevails in the entrance channel is merely attractive. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.
Notes: Tohoku Univ, Grad Sch Sci, Dept Chem, Aoba Ku, Sendai, Miyagi 9808578, Japan. Limburgs Univ Ctr, Dept SBG, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.Kishimoto, N, Tohoku Univ, Grad Sch Sci, Dept Chem, Aoba Ku, Sendai, Miyagi 9808578, Japan.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2434
DOI: 10.1063/1.1769367
ISI #: 000222995300024
ISSN: 0021-9606
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2005
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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