Friday, July 12, 2013

1307.2995 (O. Novotný et al.)

Dissociative recombination measurements of HCl+ using an ion storage ring    [PDF]

O. Novotný, A. Becker, H. Buhr, C. Domesle, W. Geppert, M. Grieser, C. Krantz, H. Kreckel, R. Repnow, D. Schwalm, K. Spruck, J. Stützel, B. Yang, A. Wolf, D. W. Savin
We have measured dissociative recombination of HCl+ with electrons using a merged beams configuration at the heavy-ion storage ring TSR located at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany. We present the measured absolute merged beams recombination rate coefficient for collision energies from 0 to 4.5 eV. We have also developed a new method for deriving the cross section from the measurements. Our approach does not suffer from approximations made by previously used methods. The cross section was transformed to a plasma rate coefficient for the electron temperature range from T=10 to 5000 K. We show that the previously used HCl+ DR data underestimate the plasma rate coefficient by a factor of 1.5 at T=10 K and overestimate it by a factor of 3.0 at T=300 K. We also find that the new data may partly explain existing discrepancies between observed abundances of chlorine-bearing molecules and their astrochemical models.
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