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Threshold ion-pair production spectroscopy (TIPPS) of H2 and D2

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The threshold ion-pair production spectra at the J″=0 and J″=1 thresholds of H2 and J″=0, 1 and 2 thresholds of D2 obtained with single photon excitation are presented. The ion-pair yield spectra of H2 and D2 over these energy ranges demonstrate strong resonant enhancement, parts of which dominate the TIPPS signals, permitting the assignment of the lower states of these resonances. From those thresholds with weak resonant enhancement (the J″=0 threshold of H2 and the J″=1 threshold of D2) a very small direct contribution to ion-pair production can be observed. The behaviour of the TIPPS spectra taken with different applied discrimination fields is understood by modeling the field ionization behaviour of a MATI spectrum of H2, containing both the similarly resonantly enhanced v+=8 S(0) ionization threshold and the non-resonantly enhanced S(1) ionization threshold. From the H2 J″=1 and D2 J″=0 TIPPS spectra the energetic field-free thresholds of the H2 and D2 ion-pair limits were determined to be 139714.8±1.0 cm−1 and 140370.2 cm−1±1.0 cm−1, respectively.

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The article was received on 29 Nov 1999 and first published on 06 Apr 2000


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/A909428H
Faraday Discuss., 2000,115, 331-343

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    Threshold ion-pair production spectroscopy (TIPPS) of H2 and D2

    Ralph. C. Shiell, X. Hu, Qichi. J. Hu and J. W. Hepburn, Faraday Discuss., 2000, 115, 331
    DOI: 10.1039/A909428H

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