Electron ionization of the CN+ molecule
Department of Physics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
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Received in final form: 6 December 2019
Published online: 24 January 2020
We present electron ionization cross sections for the CN+ molecule. A configuration-average distorted-wave method is used to compute the electron ionization cross sections based on earlier molecular structure tabulations. Electron ionization cross sections are calculated for the outer 4 subshells of the 1σ22σ23σ24σ21π25σ2 ground configuration and for the outer 3 subshells of the 1σ2 2σ23σ24σ21π4 excited configuration. The total electron ionization cross sections are compared with recent total crossed-beams measurements that include production of CN2+, C+, C2+, N+, and N2+. The total theoretical and experimental cross sections are in fairly good agreement, especially at the higher electron energies.
Key words: Atomic and Molecular Collisions
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