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Cluster ions in gases

Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Izhorskaya 13/19, Moscow, 127412, Russian Federation

The properties of cluster ions and the processes in which they participate are examined. Information is given on the bond-dissociation energies of cluster ions. Processes that give rise to compound and cluster ions in ternary collisions, dissociative recombination of a cluster ion and an electron, and ion-molecule reactions involving cluster ions are studied, and the experimental rate constants are given for these processes. The processes that involve cluster ions in the upper atmosphere of the Earth are analyzed.

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PACS: 82.30.Fi, 82.30.Lp, 82.20.Pm, 94.10.−s (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1977v020n02ABEH005325
Citation: Smirnov B M "Cluster ions in gases" Sov. Phys. Usp. 20 119–133 (1977)
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Оригинал: Смирнов Б М «Комплексные ионы в газах» УФН 121 231–258 (1977); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0121.197702b.0231

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