The charge-transfer rate coefficient of Mo6+ and argon has been measured at mean ion energies of 8.8 and 1.4 eV using a laser-ablation ion source and an ion trap. The rate coefficient deduced from these measurements is 1.02(0.10)×10-10 cm3 s-1 and appears to be independent of the mean ion energy at this energy range. However, the measured value is an order of magnitude smaller than the Langevin rate coefficient.
Charge exchange; Charge transfer; Electron-atom collisions—Measurement; Molybdenum ions; Trapped ions
Electrical and Computer Engineering | Heat Transfer, Combustion
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Kwong, V. H.,
Gibbons, T. T.,
Gardner, L. D.
Measurement of Thermal-Energy Charge-Transfer Rate Coefficient of Mo6+ and Argon.
Physical Review A, 46(1),