Dissociative electron attachment to C2F5 radicals

Sean A. Haughey, Thomas A. Field, Judith Langer, Nicholas S. Shuman, Thomas M. Miller, Jeffrey F. Friedman, A. A. Viggiano

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Dissociative electron attachment to the reactive C2F5 molecular radical has been investigated with two complimentary experimental methods; a single collision beam experiment and a new flowing afterglow Langmuir probe technique. The beam results show that F- is formed close to zero electron energy in dissociative electron attachment to C2F5. The afterglow measurements also show that F- is formed in collisions between electrons and C2F5 molecules with rate constants of 3.7 × 10-9 cm3 s-1 to 4.7 × 10-9 cm3 s-1 at temperatures of 300–600 K. The rate constant increases slowly with increasing temperature, but the rise observed is smaller than the experimental uncertainty of 35%.
Original languageEnglish
Article number054310
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number5
Early online date03 Aug 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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