Photoionization efficiency curves for the parent and fragment ions of CH4 have been measured with photon bandwidths of 1.6 and 0.4 Å. For the fragment ions, the effect of thermal rotational energy at room temperature is apparent in the threshold region and was taken into account to obtain accurate thresholds. The bond energy was determined to be 4.477 ± 0.005 eV and the limit was found. Ion‐pair formation yielding CH3+ and H− was found to occur with low probability.
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Research Article| September 05 2003
Mass‐Spectrometric Study of the Photoionization of Methane
William A. Chupka; Mass‐Spectrometric Study of the Photoionization of Methane. J. Chem. Phys. 1 March 1968; 48 (5): 2337–2341. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1669433
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