1. Scope and History of the Electron

  1. E. C. M. Chen and
  2. E. S. D. Chen

Published Online: 19 APR 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471659894.ch1

The Electron Capture Detector and the Study of Reactions with Thermal Electrons

The Electron Capture Detector and the Study of Reactions with Thermal Electrons

How to Cite

Chen, E. C. M. and Chen, E. S. D. (2004) Scope and History of the Electron, in The Electron Capture Detector and the Study of Reactions with Thermal Electrons, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471659894.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2004
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471326229

Online ISBN: 9780471659891

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Keywords:

  • R. S. Mulliken;
  • electron theory;
  • electrons;
  • protons;
  • neutrons;
  • negative ions;
  • electron history;
  • J. J. Thompson;
  • electron capture detector

Summary

Chapter one covers the specific objectives of the book, its importance to various areas of chemistry and a brief history of the characterization of the electron. The primary objective of this book is to present a concise description of the experimental and theoretical procedures developed to determine fundamental energetic and kinetic properties of electron molecule reactions using the electron capture detector, ECD, negative ion mass spectrometry, NIMS, negative ion Morse potential energy curves, and semi-empirical quantum mechanical calculations. Studies have obtained the maximum information from the ECD data, calculated and categorized negative ion potential energy curves by combining diverse data and applied these techniques to biological molecules.