Three-body breakup in the dissociative recombination of the covalent triatomic molecular ion O-3(+)
2007 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 98, no 22, 223201- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report the first observation of almost exclusive three-body breakup in the dissociative recombination of a covalent triatomic molecular ion O-3(+). The three-body channel, constituting about 94% of the total reactivity, has been investigated in detail. The atomic fragments are formed in only the first two electronic states, P-3 and D-1, while formation in the S-1 state has not been observed. The breakup predominantly proceeds through dissociative states with linear geometry.
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2007. Vol. 98, no 22, 223201- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-37326DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.223201ISI: 000246910100021ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34547365894OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-37326DiVA: diva2:433175