Lifetimes of metastable molecular doubly charged ions

Thomas A. Field*, John H D Eland

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Methods for the determination of molecular dication decay constants using the charge separation mass spectrometry technique have been developed. Mean lifetimes have been determined for CO2+ 2 (900+400 -200ns), N2O2+ (450+250 -200ns) and CO2+ (600+600 -200ns). In other cases metastable dication decay must be described by more than one mean lifetime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-442
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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