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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2003, 4(5), 284-290; doi:10.3390/i4050284
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Absolute Total Single–Electron–Capture Cross Sections of O2+ with N2 Gas

1,*  and 2
1 Department of Physics, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE 2 Department of Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 September 2002 / Accepted: 13 January 2003 / Published: 15 April 2003
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Abstract

Absolute total single-electron-capture cross sections have been measured for lowenergy O2+ + N2 system in the collision energy range between 0.50 to 2.0 keV. These cross sections are found to be in the range of 0.67 to 2.08 x10-16 cm2. The measured total cross sections for single-electron- capture display a slowly increasing behavior as a function of the incident energy. Several measurements of total cross sections for electron-capture from N2 by slow N2+ and O+ ions, and from O2 by slow O2+ ions presently exist in the literature. In the measurements reported here, we measured the total cross sections for electron-capture from N2 by slow O2+ ions, such measurements are not found in the literature. The increasing availability of data on this system may stimulate work in this direction.
Keywords: single-electron capture; cross sections; collision energy single-electron capture; cross sections; collision energy
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Hasan, A.T.; Gray, T.J. Absolute Total Single–Electron–Capture Cross Sections of O2+ with N2 Gas. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2003, 4, 284-290.

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