Total cross section measurements for electron scattering from dichloromethane

Ana Lozano, L Alvarez, F. Blanco, Michael Brunger, G Garcia

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Using our magnetically confined electron transmission apparatus, we report the results of total cross sections (TCSs) for electron scattering from dichloromethane (CH 2 Cl 2 ). The energy range of this study is 1-300 eV. Wherever possible, the present data are compared to earlier measured TCSs of Wan et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 94, 1865 (1991)] and Karwasz et al. [Phys. Rev. A 59, 1341 (1999)] and to the corresponding theoretical independent atom model with screening corrected additivity rule and interference term (IAM-SCAR+I) results of Krupa et al. [Phys. Rev. A 97, 042702 (2018)] and a spherical complex optical potential formulation calculation of Naghma et al. [J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. 193, 48 (2014)]. Within their respective uncertainties, the present TCS and those of Karwasz et al. are found to be in very good agreement over their common energy range. However, agreement with the results of Wan et al. is quite poor. The importance of the experimentally inherent ‘missing angle’ effect (see later) on the measured TCS is investigated and found to be significant at the lower energies studied. Indeed, when this effect is accounted for, agreement between our measured TCSs and the corrected IAM-SCAR+I+rotations calculation results are, for energies above about 3 eV, in good accord (to better than 8%). Finally, we observe two σ * shape resonances, consistent with the earlier electron transmission spectroscopy results of Burrow et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 77, 2699 (1982)], at about 2.8 eV and 4.4 eV incident electron energy, in our measured TCS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number244304
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2018


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