Analysis of optical emissions produced by dissociative electron impact on CCl2F2

Z. J. Jabbour, K. Becker

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We analyzed the optical emissions in the wavelength region 2000-8000 Å produced by dissociative electron impact on CC12F 2. Absolute photoemission cross sections have been determined for a variety of neutral and ionic fluorine and chlorine lines as well as for the strong diatomic CC1 and CC1+ bands at 2778 and 2368 Å, respectively. In many cases comparisons between experimentally determined appearance potentials and spectroscopic and thermochemical data enabled a unique identification of the underlying break-up mechanism of the parent molecule upon electron impact. Atomic fluorine emissions which are the result of the total fragmentation of the parent molecule dominate the spectrum from 6000 to 8000 Å with absolute emission cross sections in the range of 0.1 to 3.5 × 10-l9 cm2 at 100 eV for individual 3p→3s fine structure lines. The prominent continuous emission between 2200 and 4000 Å was found to consist of two contributions, the D2B 2→X2B2 emission of the CC1 2F2+ parent ion with an appearance potential of 14.2 ± 1.0 eV and a second emission feature with an appearance potential around 42 eV which has not been uniquely identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4819-4825
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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