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Author Brunetti, B. ♦ Falcinelli, S. ♦ Vecchiocattivi, F.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION ♦ BEAM-PLASMA SYSTEMS ♦ AUTOIONIZATION ♦ MOLECULAR BEAMS ♦ RARE GASES ♦ ATOM-MOLECULE COLLISIONS ♦ NEON ♦ NITROGEN ♦ HYDROGEN ♦ CHARGE TRANSPORT
Abstract The general features of collisional autoionization reactions involving metastable rare gas atoms studied in recent years are outlined. Atom-molecule autoionization processes can be seen as the result of two {open_quote}{open_quote}half-collision{close_quote}{close_quote} events: the autoionization of the neutral collision complex and the following dynamics of the ionic products. The Ne{asterisk}+N{sub 2} system is discussed in terms of the vibrational predissociation which occurs in the Ne{minus}N{sup +}{sub 2} product ion. The results for the collisional autoionization of H{sub 2}, D{sub 2}, and HD by Ne{asterisk} are presented and discussed from the point of view of the {open_quote}{open_quote}post-ionization{close_quote}{close_quote} ion-molecule reaction. Finally, involvements of these processes in some plasma applications are discussed. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-03-01
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 363
Issue Number 1
Technical Publication No. CONF-950749-


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