Negative Ions in the Gas Phase

  • Eugen Illenberger
  • Jacques Momigny
Part of the Topics in Physical Chemistry book series (TOPPHYSCHEM, volume 2)


It has been known for most of this century that many atoms and molecules can also exist as negatively charged ions in the gas phase [1, 2]. They can, for instance, be generated by electron transfer from neutrals or anions [3, 4] according to
$$ A + M \to {A^ + } + {M^ - } $$
$$ {A^ - } + M \to A + {M^ - } $$
, or simply by attachment of free electrons
$$ {e^ - } + M \to {M^ - } $$


Electron Affinity Electron Attachment Feshbach Resonance Molecular Aggregate Extra Electron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugen Illenberger
    • 1
  • Jacques Momigny
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische ChemieFreien Universität BerlinBerlin 33Germany
  2. 2.Institut de Chimie Département de Chimie Générale et de Chimie-PhysiqueUniversité de LiègeLiège 1Belgium

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