Orientation Effect in the Low-Energy Electron Attachment to the Apolar Carbon Tetrafluoride Molecule

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  • Lei Xia,

    1. Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)
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  • Xian-Jin Zeng,

    1. Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)
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  • Hong-Kai Li,

    1. Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)
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  • Bin Wu,

    1. Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)
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  • Prof. Dr. Shan Xi Tian

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    1. Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)
    • Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)
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  • This work is financially supported by the NSFC (grant number 21273213), MOST (grant number 2011CB921401), and FRFCU.

Abstract

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Electron capture at the carbon–fluorine σ* antibonding orbital accounts for the vector correlations between fragments F and CF3 or F and CF3 in two complementary dissociation pathways after electron attachment to CF4. An orientation effect in the low-energy electron attachment is observed by velocity mapping (see picture; C black, F blue).

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