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Recent Progress in Dissociative Electron Attachment: From Diatomics to Biomolecules

Fabrikant, I.I., Eden, S., Mason, Nigel, Fedor, J. (2017) Recent Progress in Dissociative Electron Attachment: From Diatomics to Biomolecules. Advances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 66 . pp. 545-657. ISSN 1049-250X. (doi:10.1016/bs.aamop.2017.02.002) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Dissociative electron attachment (DEA) processes occur in many important applied contexts, particularly gas discharges, plasmas, biological systems, and astrophysical environments. In this review, we survey the basic physics of DEA and the progress that has been made during past 14 years since the last important review on DEA (Hotop et al., Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49, 86). This progress includes studies of DEA to simple diatomic and polyatomic molecules with high energy resolution revealing vibrational Feshbach resonances and threshold structures, studies of angular distribution of the fragmentation products allowing analysis of the symmetries of the resonances involved, and theoretical developments in investigating the dynamics of nuclear motion in DEA processes. Particular attention is paid to recent advances in DEA to biological molecules as the process is important for understanding radiation damage. Recent progress in understanding electron attachment to van der Waals clusters and the influence of cluster environments on DEA is also reviewed. The review concludes with a forward look and suggestions for new research directions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/bs.aamop.2017.02.002
Uncontrolled keywords: Biomolecules, Clusters, Collision cross sections, Dissociative attachment, Electron collisions, Plasma technologies, Radiation chemistry, Resonances
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Nigel Mason
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2019 12:07 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 12:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/74652 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mason, Nigel: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4468-8324
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