Ionization in collisions between excited sodium dimers and atoms

J. Klavins*, M. Jansons, A. Ekers, Luo Caiyan, S. Svanberg

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Associative ionizing molecule-atom collisions Na2(A 1Σ+u) + Na (3p) → Na+3 + e have been observed at simultaneous excitation of dimers and atoms by means of two lasers. Measurements of the relevant ionization current show that the cross section of molecule-atom ionizing collisions exceeds by an order of magnitude the cross section of the well-known atom-atom associative ionization Na(3p) + Na(3p) → Na+2 + e.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-350
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Oct 7 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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