Electron-impact ionization of atoms, molecules, ions and transient species

K. H. Becker, V. Tarnovsky

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Abstract

This topical review examines the current status of the electron impact ionization of atoms, molecules, ions and transient species such as free radicals and atoms/molecules in metastable states from the point of a view of the relevance of these processes for the physics and chemistry of low-temperature and moderate-temperature plasmas. The primary emphasis of this review is on recent developments in the measurement (and to a lesser extent also in the calculation) of absolute total and partial angle-integrated electron impact ionization cross sections. An attempt is also made to identify the most promising directions for future research in this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number015
Pages (from-to)307-315
Number of pages9
JournalPlasma Sources Science and Technology
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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