Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. John A. Tanis
Masters Thesis-Campus Only
Dissociative and non-dissociative ionization of diatomic oxygen in coincidence with projectile single-electron charge change and direct target ionization has been investigated for 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 MeV/u O5+ + O2 collisions using time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Time-of-flight recoil-ion spectra and singles events associated projectile single-electron capture and loss were measured for O5+ + He and Ne, in addition to the of the system of interest, in order to assist in the identification of the oxygen recoil-on products and to ensure the validity of the data.
These He recoil-ion spectra and singles events associated with projectile singleelectron capture aided in determining the absolute cross sections for various processes. The total projectile single-electron capture and loss cross sections with absolute uncertainties were experimentally determined for O5+ + O2 collisions for each of the projectile energies. In addition, recoil-ion cross sections associated with projectile single-electron charge change and direct target ionization were also determined.
Cassidy, David P., "Dissociative and Non-Dissociative Processes in 1.0-2.0 MeV/U O5+ + O2 Collisions" (2009). Master's Theses. 214.