Differential cross sections for the electron impact excitation of pyrimidine

Darryl Jones, Susan Bellm, Francisco Blanco, M Fuss, Gustavo Garcia, P Limao-Vieira, Michael Brunger

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    We report on differential cross section (DCS) measurements for the electron-impact excitation of the electronic states of pyrimidine. The energy range of the present measurements was 15-50 eV with the angular range of the measurements being 10°-90°. All measured DCSs displayed forward-peaked angular distributions, consistent with the relatively large magnitudes for the dipole moment and dipole polarizability of pyrimidine. Excitations to triplet states were found to be particularly important in some energy loss features at the lower incident electron energies. To the best of our knowledge there are no other experimental data or theoretical computations against which we can compare the present results.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number074304
    Pages (from-to)074304-1-074304-8
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2012


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