Dynamical (e,2e) investigations of tetrahydrofuran and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol as DNA analogues

Darryl Jones, Joseph Builth-Williams, Susan Bellm, Luca Chiari, Hari Chaluvadi, D Madison, C Ning, B Lohmann, O Ingolfsson, Michael Brunger

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    Triple differential cross section measurements for the electron-impact ionization of the highest occupied molecular orbital of tetrahydrofuran (THF) are reported. Experimental measurements were performed using the (e,2e) technique in asymmetric coplanar kinematics with an incident electron energy of 250 eV and an ejected electron energy of 20 eV. With the scattered electrons being detected at -5, the angular distribution of the ejected electrons was observed. These measurements are compared with calculations performed within the molecular 3-body distorted wave (M3DW) model, and against previous measurements on THF and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol to further understand the role that kinematics and structure play in electron-impact ionization.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)32-37
    Number of pages6
    JournalChemical Physics Letters
    Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2013


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