Photon-Enhanced Dissociative Electron Attachment in SF6

  • C. L. Chen
  • P. J. Chantry
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 6)


A strong temperature dependence of the zero energy attachment peak of SF5 - from SF6 was reported earlier [1], This resonance process has an activation energy of 0.2 eV and is interpreted as the result of attachment of near zero energy electrons to those vibrational-rotational states of SF6 0.2 eV or more above the ground state. We therefore anticipated that the zero energy peak can be photo-enhanced if the optical energy can be absorbed into the lower vibrational levels of SF6.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. L. Chen
    • 1
  • P. J. Chantry
    • 1
  1. 1.Westinghouse R & D Center PittsburghUSA

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