Canadian Journal of Physics
34.80.Dp, Ht.33.20, kf.37.20+j, 34.35+a
We have studied the excitation of metastable O(1D) following dissociative excitation of CO2 in the electron impact energy range from threshold to 400 eV. A solid Ne matrix at ∼20 K forms the heart of the detector. This is sensitive to the metastable species through the formation of excited excimers (NeO*), The resultant excimer radiation is readily detected, providing a means of measuring the production of the metastables. Using a pulsed electron beam and time-of-flight techniques, we have measured the O(1D) kinetic energy spectrum and its relative production cross sections as a function of electron impact energy. Threshold energy data are used to gain information about the excitation channels involved. In addition, an emission excitation function for the red photons, emitted in coincidence with the exciting electron pulse, has been measured in the 0–400 eV energy range.
Kedzierski, Wladyslaw; Hein, J. D.; Tiessen, C. J.; Lukic, D.; Trocchi, J. A.; Mlinaric, T. Z.; and Mcconkey, J. W.. (2013). Production of O(1D) following electron impact on CO2. Canadian Journal of Physics, 91 (12), 1044-1048.