Dynamical (e,2e) studies of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol

Susan Bellm, Joseph Builth-Williams, Darryl Jones, Hari Chaluvadi, D Madison, C Ning, Wang Feng, X Ma, B Lohmann, Michael Brunger

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    Cross section data for electron scattering from DNA are important for modelling radiation damage in biological systems. Triply differential cross sections for the electron impact ionization of the highest occupied outer valence orbital of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, which can be considered as an analogue to the deoxyribose backbone molecule in DNA, have been measured using the (e,2e) technique. The measurements have been performed with coplanar asymmetric kinematics at an incident electron energy of 250 eV, an ejected electron energy of 20 eV, and at scattered electron angles of -5°, -10°, and -15°. Experimental results are compared with corresponding theoretical calculations performed using the molecular 3-body distorted wave model. Some important differences are observed between the experiment and calculations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number244301
    Pages (from-to)244301-1-244301-7
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
    Issue number24
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2012


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