Triply differential (e,2e) studies of phenol

G. B. Da Silva, R. F. C. Neves, L. Chiari, D. B. Jones, E. Ali, D. H. Madison, C. Ning, K. L. Nixon, M. C. A Lopes, M. J. Brunger

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    We have measured (e,2e) triple differential cross sections (TDCS) for the electron-impact ionisation of phenol with coplanar asymmetrical kinematics for an incident electron energy of 250 eV. Experimental measurements of the angular distribution of the slow outgoing electrons at 20 eV are obtained when the incident electron scatters through angles of -5°, -10°, and -15°, respectively. The TDCS data are compared with calculations performed within the molecular 3-body distorted wave model. In this case, a mixed level of agreement, that was dependent on the kinematical condition being probed, was observed between the theoretical and experimental results in the binary peak region. The experimental intensity of the recoil features under all kinematical conditions was relatively small, but was still largely underestimated by the theoretical calculations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number124307
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • triple differential cross sections
    • TDCS
    • electron-impact
    • ionisation
    • phenol
    • coplanar
    • asymmetrical
    • kinematics
    • electron energy


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