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Title: Novel Analytical techniques based on an enhanced electron attachment process

Abstract

The objective of this research program is to develop new analytical techniques based on the large cross sections associated with dissociative electron attachment to highly-excited molecular states. Such highly-excited states can be populated by using fixed frequency lasers or in glow discharges via excitation transfer from high-lying, metastable states of rare gases. It is anticipated that these studies will lead to negative-ion based analytical techniques for the detection of DNAPLs (dense non-aqueous phase liquids), VOCs (volatile organics) and other toxic compounds at DOE waste sites. We have made significant advances toward this goal as described below.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Oak Ridge National Lab., Oak Ridge, TN (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
828204
Report Number(s):
EMSP-55328-2000
R&D Project: EMSP 55328; TRN: US200428%%1031
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-96ER62304
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CROSS SECTIONS; DETECTION; ELECTRON ATTACHMENT; EXCITATION; GLOW DISCHARGES; LASERS; METASTABLE STATES; RARE GASES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; WASTES

Citation Formats

Pinnaduwage, Lal A, Buchanan, Michelle V, and Hurst, Gregory B. Novel Analytical techniques based on an enhanced electron attachment process. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/828204.
Pinnaduwage, Lal A, Buchanan, Michelle V, & Hurst, Gregory B. Novel Analytical techniques based on an enhanced electron attachment process. United States. doi:10.2172/828204.
Pinnaduwage, Lal A, Buchanan, Michelle V, and Hurst, Gregory B. Thu . "Novel Analytical techniques based on an enhanced electron attachment process". United States. doi:10.2172/828204. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/828204.
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title = {Novel Analytical techniques based on an enhanced electron attachment process},
author = {Pinnaduwage, Lal A and Buchanan, Michelle V and Hurst, Gregory B},
abstractNote = {The objective of this research program is to develop new analytical techniques based on the large cross sections associated with dissociative electron attachment to highly-excited molecular states. Such highly-excited states can be populated by using fixed frequency lasers or in glow discharges via excitation transfer from high-lying, metastable states of rare gases. It is anticipated that these studies will lead to negative-ion based analytical techniques for the detection of DNAPLs (dense non-aqueous phase liquids), VOCs (volatile organics) and other toxic compounds at DOE waste sites. We have made significant advances toward this goal as described below.},
doi = {10.2172/828204},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}

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