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Title: Absolute experimental cross sections for the electron impact ionization of rubidium. Technical summary report

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 collision 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 obtainedmore » with this technique are compared with available theoretical predictions of the appropriate cross sections.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta (USA). School of Electrical Engineering
OSTI Identifier:
5471405
Report Number(s):
ORO-3027-52
TRN: 80-008935
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-S-05-3027
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ELECTRON-ION COLLISIONS; IONIZATION; RUBIDIUM IONS; COLLIDING BEAMS; CROSS SECTIONS; KEV RANGE 01-10; BEAMS; CHARGED PARTICLES; COLLISIONS; ELECTRON COLLISIONS; ENERGY RANGE; ION COLLISIONS; IONS; KEV RANGE; 640304* - Atomic, Molecular & Chemical Physics- Collision Phenomena

Citation Formats

Hughes, D. W., and Feeney, R. K. Absolute experimental cross sections for the electron impact ionization of rubidium. Technical summary report. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/5471405.
Hughes, D. W., & Feeney, R. K. Absolute experimental cross sections for the electron impact ionization of rubidium. Technical summary report. United States. doi:10.2172/5471405.
Hughes, D. W., and Feeney, R. K. Mon . "Absolute experimental cross sections for the electron impact ionization of rubidium. Technical summary report". United States. doi:10.2172/5471405. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5471405.
@article{osti_5471405,
title = {Absolute experimental cross sections for the electron impact ionization of rubidium. Technical summary report},
author = {Hughes, D. W. and Feeney, R. K.},
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 collision 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 obtained with this technique are compared with available theoretical predictions of the appropriate cross sections.},
doi = {10.2172/5471405},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {3}
}