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Title: Dissociative electron attachment and dipolar dissociation processes in organic molecules found in the interstellar medium
Author: Skolimowska, Ewelina Szymanska
ISNI:       0000 0004 5362 2700
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2014
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In this thesis, the results of a series of experimental studies of electron induced anion formation are presented for a number of molecular targets. The motivation of this work was the discovery of anions in interstellar space and in planetary atmospheres raising the question of how such species are formed. Molecular anions are commonly formed by electron impact via the Dissociative Electron Attachment (DEA) and Dipolar Dissociation (DD) with the simultaneous formation of neutral often reactive species (in case of DEA) and cationic fragments (in case of DD). These fragments may then undergo reactions leading to the chemical synthesis of larger stable products. Thus electron induced chemistry may provide a hitherto unexplored route of molecular synthesis and aid in our understanding of the role of anions in interstellar and atmospheric chemistry. .
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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