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J Chem Phys. 2012 Jul 14;137(2):024301. doi: 10.1063/1.4732539.

Low energy (e, 2e) study from the 1t(2) orbital of CH4.

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Insititute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China.

Abstract

Single ionization of the methane (CH(4)) 1t(2) orbital by 54 eV electron impact has been studied experimentally and theoretically. The measured triple differential cross sections cover nearly a 4π solid angle for the emission of low energy electrons and a range of projectile scattering angles. Experimental data are compared with theoretical calculations from the distorted wave Born approximation and the molecular three-body distorted wave models. It is found that theory can give a proper description of the main features of experimental cross section only at smaller scattering angles. For larger scattering angles, significant discrepancies between experiment and theory are observed. The importance of the strength of nuclear scattering from the H-nuclei was theoretically tested by reducing the distance between the carbon nuclei and the hydrogen nuclei and improved agreement with experiment was found for both the scattering plane and the perpendicular plane.

PMID:
22803530
DOI:
10.1063/1.4732539
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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