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A novel merged beams apparatus to study anion-neutral reactions

Savin, Daniel Wolf; Bruhns, H.; Kreckel, H.; Miller, Kenneth; Lestinsky, M.; Seredyuk, B.; Mitthumsiri, W.; Schmitt, B. L.; Schnell, M.; Urbain, X.; Rappaport, M. L.; Havener, C. C.

We have developed a novel laboratory instrument for studying gas phase, anion-neutral chemistry. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such apparatus which uses fast merged beams to investigate anion-neutral chemical reactions. As proof-of-principle we have detected the associative detachment reaction H−+H→H2+e−. Here we describe the apparatus in detail and discuss related technical and experimental issues.

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Review of Scientific Instruments
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https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3280227

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Astronomy and Astrophysics
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March 29, 2013