Dissociative recombination (DR) of the water cluster ions and with electrons has been studied at the heavy-ion storage ring CRYRING (Manne Siegbahn Laboratory, Stockholm University). For the first time, absolute DR cross sections have been measured for in the energy range of , and relative cross sections have been measured for in the energy range of . The DR cross sections for are larger than previously observed for , which is in agreement with the previously observed trend indicating that the DR rate coefficient increases with size of the water cluster ion. Branching ratios have been determined for the dominating product channels. Dissociative recombination of mainly results in the formation of (probability of ) and with a possible minor channel resulting in . The dominating channels for DR of are and . The branching ratios are comparable to earlier DR results for and , which gave with a probability of over 0.9.
Dissociative recombination of and water cluster ions with electrons: Cross sections and branching ratios
J. Öjekull, P. U. Andersson, M. B. Någård, J. B. C. Pettersson, N. Marković, A. M. Derkatch, A. Neau, A. Al Khalili, S. Rosén, M. Larsson, J. Semaniak, H. Danared, A. Källberg, F. Österdahl, M. af Ugglas; Dissociative recombination of and water cluster ions with electrons: Cross sections and branching ratios. J. Chem. Phys. 21 November 2007; 127 (19): 194301. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2803901
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