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Title: Vibrationally enhanced charge transfer and mode/bond-specific H{sup +} and D{sup +} transfer in the reaction of HOD{sup +} with N{sub 2}O

The reaction of HOD{sup +} with N{sub 2}O was studied over the collision energy (E{sub col}) range from 0.20 eV to 2.88 eV, for HOD{sup +} in its ground state and in each of its fundamental vibrational states: bend (010), OD stretch (100), and OH stretch (001). The dominant reaction at low E{sub col} is H{sup +} and D{sup +} transfer, but charge transfer becomes dominant for E{sub col} > 0.5 eV. Increasing E{sub col} enhances charge transfer only in the threshold region (E{sub col} < 1 eV), but all modes of HOD{sup +} vibrational excitation enhance this channel over the entire energy range, by up to a factor of three. For reaction of ground state HOD{sup +}, the H{sup +} and D{sup +} transfer channels have similar cross sections, enhanced by increasing collision energy for E{sub col} < 0.3 eV, but suppressed by E{sub col} at higher energies. OD stretch excitation enhances D{sup +} transfer by over a factor of 2, but has little effect on H{sup +} transfer, except at low E{sub col} where a modest enhancement is observed. Excitation of the OH stretch enhances H{sup +} transfer by up to a factor of 2.5, but actually suppressesmore » D{sup +} transfer over most of the E{sub col} range. Excitation of the bend mode results in ∼60% enhancement of both H{sup +} and D{sup +} transfer at low E{sub col} but has little effect at higher energies. Recoil velocity distributions at high E{sub col} are strongly backscattered in the center-of-mass frame, indicating direct reaction dominated by large impact parameter collisions. At low E{sub col} the distributions are compatible with mediation by a short-lived collision complex. Ab initio calculations find several complexes that may be important in this context, and RRKM calculations predict lifetimes and decay branching that is consistent with observations. The recoil velocity distributions show that HOD{sup +} vibrational excitation enhances reactivity in all collisions at low E{sub col}, while for high E{sub col} with enhancement comes entirely from the subset of collisions that generate strongly back-scattered product ions.« less
Authors:
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  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 315 S. 1400 E., Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22224144
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 139; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; BRANCHING RATIO; CHARGE EXCHANGE; CROSS SECTIONS; DEUTERIUM IONS; DIRECT REACTIONS; DISTRIBUTION; EV RANGE; EXCITATION; GROUND STATES; HEAVY WATER; HYDROGEN IONS 1 PLUS; MOLECULE-MOLECULE COLLISIONS; NITROUS OXIDE; VIBRATIONAL STATES