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Title: O{sub 2}(X{sup 3}Σ{sub g}{sup −}) and O{sub 2}(a{sup 1}Δ{sub g}) charge exchange with simple ions

We present theory and experiments which describe charge transfer from the X{sup 3}Σ{sub g}{sup −} and a{sup 1}Δ{sub g} states of molecular oxygen and atomic and molecular cations. Included in this work are new experimental results for O{sub 2}(a{sup 1}Δ{sub g}) and the cations O{sup +}, CO{sup +}, Ar{sup +}, and N{sub 2}{sup +}, and new theory based on complete active space self-consistent field method calculations and an extended Langevin model to calculate rate constants for ground and excited O{sub 2} reacting with the atomic ions Ar{sup +}, Kr{sup +}, Xe{sup +}, Cl{sup +}, and Br{sup +}. The T-shaped orientation of the (X − O{sub 2}){sup +} potential surface is used for the calculations, including all the low lying states up to the second singlet state of the oxygen molecule b{sup 1}Σ{sub g}{sup +}. The calculated rate constants for both O{sub 2}(X{sup 3}Σ{sub g}{sup −}) and O{sub 2}(a{sup 1}Δ{sub g}) show consistent trends with the experimental results, with a significant dependence of rate constant on charge transfer exothermicity that does not depend strongly on the nature of the cation. The comparisons with theory show that partners with exothermicities of about 1 eV have stronger interactions with O{sub 2}, leading tomore » larger Langevin radii, and also that more of the electronic states are attractive rather than repulsive, leading to larger rate constants. Rate constants for charge transfer involving O{sub 2}(a{sup 1}Δ{sub g}) are similar to those for O{sub 2}(X{sup 3}Σ{sub g}{sup −}) for a given exothermicity ignoring the electronic excitation of the O{sub 2}(a{sup 1}Δ{sub g}) state. This means (and the electronic structure calculations support) that the ground and excited states of O{sub 2} have about the same attractive interactions with ions.« less
Authors:
;  [1] ; ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208-3113 (United States)
  2. Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate, 3500 Aberdeen Ave, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico 87117 (United States)
  3. (Israel)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22304267
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 21; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ARGON IONS; BROMINE IONS; CARBON MONOXIDE; CATIONS; CHARGE EXCHANGE; CHLORINE IONS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; EXCITED STATES; KRYPTON IONS; MOLECULES; OXYGEN; OXYGEN IONS; REACTION KINETICS; SELF-CONSISTENT FIELD; STRONG INTERACTIONS; XENON IONS