Dynamical (e,2e) studies of tetrahydropyran and 1,4-dioxane

Joseph Builth-Williams, George Barbosa Da Silva, Luca Chiari, Darryl Jones, Hari Chaluvadi, D Madison, Michael Brunger

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    We present experimental and theoretical results for the electron-impact ionization of the highest occupied molecular orbitals of tetrahydropyran and 1,4-dioxane. Using an (e,2e) technique in asymmetric coplanar kinematics, angular distributions of the slow ejected electron, with an energy of 20 eV, are measured when incident electrons at 250 eV ionize the target and scatter through an angle of either -10° or -15°. The data are compared with calculations performed at the molecular 3-body distorted wave level. Fair agreement between the theoretical model and the experimental measurements was observed. The similar structures for these targets provide key insights for assessing the limitations of the theoretical calculations. This study in turn facilitates an improved understanding of the dynamics in the ionization process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number214312
    Pages (from-to)214312-1-214312-6
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
    Issue number21
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2014


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