JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS
ELECTRON-IMPACT DISSOCIATION, CROSS-SECTIONS, RYDBERG STATES, N2, MOLECULES, NITROGEN, EXCITATION, SPECTRUM
Metastable N-2 molecules produced by electron impact on N2 are detected using a unique solid nitrogen matrix detector. The time-of-flight system is shown to be selectively sensitive to a(1)Pi(g) and (1)Sigma(+)(g) or (1)Gamma(g) metastable species. The latter species had been identified theoretically previously but was detected experimentally for the first time in the present investigation. Their identification and excitation as a function of electron energy from threshold to 300 eV are presented. Comparison is made with the data obtained by other techniques. Published by AIP Publishing.
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Kedzierski, Wladyslaw and Mcconkey, J. W.. (2016). Selective detection of singlet gerade metastable states of N-2. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 145 (4), 044313-1-044313-4.