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Title: Absolute experimental cross sections for the electron impact ionization of rubidium

Abstract

The absolute cross sections for the double, triple, and quadruple ionization of Rb/sup +/ ions by electron impact have been measured from below their respective thresholds to approximately 3000 eV. This determination has been accomplished using a crossed beam facility in which monoenergetic beams of ions and electrons are caused to intersect at right angles in a well-defined collisions volume. Multiply charged, product ions born as a result of the electron impact are deflected into their respective detectors by cascaded electrostatic analyzers. The multiply charged beam current component is measured by means of a vibrating reed electrometer operating in the rate-of-charge mode. The required singly charged rubidium ions are produced in a thermionic ion source and pass through a series of focusing, collimating and deflecting structures before entering the interaction region. A thermionically generated, rectangular electron beam intercepts the target ions in a spatially designated collision volume. Just prior to entering this interaction region the two beams can be made to pass through a movable slit scanner which determines their spatial profiles. The various charged particle currents, energies and beam current density distributions represent the experimental data from which the desired absolute cross sections have been determined. The results obainedmore » with this technique are compared with available theoretical predictions of the electrom appropriate cross sections.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5280543
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Thesis (Ph. D.)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ELECTRON-ION COLLISIONS; IONIZATION; RUBIDIUM IONS; BEAM CURRENTS; COLLIDING BEAMS; CROSS SECTIONS; ELECTROMETERS; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTROSTATIC ANALYZERS; ION BEAMS; ION SOURCES; KEV RANGE 01-10; BEAM ANALYZERS; BEAMS; CHARGED PARTICLES; COLLISIONS; CURRENTS; ELECTRIC MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRON COLLISIONS; ENERGY RANGE; EQUIPMENT; ION COLLISIONS; IONS; KEV RANGE; LEPTON BEAMS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PARTICLE BEAMS; 640304* - Atomic, Molecular & Chemical Physics- Collision Phenomena; 640301 - Atomic, Molecular & Chemical Physics- Beams & their Reactions

Citation Formats

Hughes, D W. Absolute experimental cross sections for the electron impact ionization of rubidium. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Hughes, D W. Absolute experimental cross sections for the electron impact ionization of rubidium. United States.
Hughes, D W. Tue . "Absolute experimental cross sections for the electron impact ionization of rubidium". United States.
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abstractNote = {The absolute cross sections for the double, triple, and quadruple ionization of Rb/sup +/ ions by electron impact have been measured from below their respective thresholds to approximately 3000 eV. This determination has been accomplished using a crossed beam facility in which monoenergetic beams of ions and electrons are caused to intersect at right angles in a well-defined collisions volume. Multiply charged, product ions born as a result of the electron impact are deflected into their respective detectors by cascaded electrostatic analyzers. The multiply charged beam current component is measured by means of a vibrating reed electrometer operating in the rate-of-charge mode. The required singly charged rubidium ions are produced in a thermionic ion source and pass through a series of focusing, collimating and deflecting structures before entering the interaction region. A thermionically generated, rectangular electron beam intercepts the target ions in a spatially designated collision volume. Just prior to entering this interaction region the two beams can be made to pass through a movable slit scanner which determines their spatial profiles. The various charged particle currents, energies and beam current density distributions represent the experimental data from which the desired absolute cross sections have been determined. The results obained with this technique are compared with available theoretical predictions of the electrom appropriate cross sections.},
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