Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Physics Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

2012

Gordon Gallup Publications

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Physics

Electron Attachment To Molecules In A Cluster Environment, Ilya I. Fabrikant, S. Caprasecca, Gordon A. Gallup, J. D. Gorfinkiel Jan 2012

Electron Attachment To Molecules In A Cluster Environment, Ilya I. Fabrikant, S. Caprasecca, Gordon A. Gallup, J. D. Gorfinkiel

Gordon Gallup Publications

Low-energy dissociative electron attachment (DEA) to the CF2Cl2 and CF3Cl molecules in a water cluster environment is investigated theoretically. Calculations are performed for the water trimer and water hexamer. It is shown that the DEA cross section is strongly enhanced when the attaching molecule is embedded in a water cluster, and that this cross section grows as the number of water molecules in the cluster increases. This growth is explained by a trapping effect that is due to multiple scattering by water molecules while the electron is trapped in the cluster environment. The trapping increases ...