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Negative Ions

Negative Ions


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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521283175

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  • This book was originally published in 1976 as the third edition of a book first published in 1938. After 1950, when the previous edition was published, advancing technology made possible a great deal of experimental work on the properties of negative ions in gases. Photodetachment techniques became an important source of information about negative ions and provided values of electron affinities with accuracies which were previously unavailable. As knowledge of negative ions increased, the nature of their influence on the physical phenomena in which they are concerned was more readily understood. Inclusion of so much fresh material means that less emphasis is placed on some earlier knowledge and techniques. While it was necessary to restrict the introductory discussion of different branches of physics concerned, sufficient background is included to make comprehensible the subsequent specific discussion of applications to negative ions.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521283175
    • length: 760 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 38 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction - the negative ion of hydrogen (H-)
    2. Ground states of complex atomic negative ions - theoretical considerations
    3. The electron affinities of the elements
    4. Atomic negative ions - excited states - autodetachment, general account
    5. Autodetaching states of specific atomic negative ions
    6. Molecular negative ions - grounds states
    7. Excited electronic states of molecular negative ions
    8. Modes of formation of negative ions - formation by radiative processes - radiative attachment and polar photodissociations
    9. Modes of formation of negative ions - formation by three-body collisions of electrons - electron affinity
    10. Formation of negative ions by capture of bound electrons
    11. Detachment of electrons from negative ions - photodetachment, field detachment and detachment by electron impact
    12. Detachment, charge transfer and other reactions between negative ions and neutral systems at low and intermediate energies
    13. Detachment, charge transfer and other reactions involving negative ions- collisions at high impact energies
    14. Recombinations of negative and positive ions - mutual neutralization
    15. Negative ions in electric discharges, planetary and stellar atmospheres, trace analysis and tandem accelerators
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Author

    Harrie Massey

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