Award Date

1-1-1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics

Number of Pages

58

Abstract

A space-focused ion time-of-flight mass spectrometer was used to study the relaxation dynamics of HCl, DCl, and H{dollar}\sb2{dollar}S following the excitation of a K-shell electron using synchrotron radiation. On resonance, fragmentation of the molecule involving neutral dissociation of hydrogen was found to be a significant decay channel, thus raising questions of how effectively dissociation competes with Auger decay in the relaxation process. In addition, a space-focused ion time-of-flight mass spectrometer was constructed to be optimized for use at the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley, California. Peaks with less than 1 ns full-width at half-maximum have been observed.

Keywords

Chloride; Deuterium; Energies; Flight; Focused; Hard; Hydrogen; Ion; Mass; Ray; Space; Spectrometer; Spectroscopy; Sulfide; Time

Controlled Subject

Molecular dynamics; Nuclear physics; Chemistry, Physical and theoretical

File Format

pdf

File Size

2252.8 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/ai5u-nvb0


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