Quantum superposition of target and product states in reactive electron scattering from CF4 revealed through velocity slice imaging

Frímann H. Ómarsson*, Ewelina Szymanska, Nigel J. Mason, E. Krishnakumar, Oddur Ingólfsson

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Abstract

Exploiting the technique of velocity slice imaging, we have performed a detailed study of reactive electron scattering with CF4. We have measured the electron impact energy dependence of both the angular and kinetic energy distributions of the channels yielding F- and CF3- anions. These data provide an unprecedented insight into the quantum superposition of the target state and product channels, respectively, of Td and C 3v symmetry, and shed new light on the dissociation dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063201
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume111
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2013

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