The doubly excited states of methane produced in electron interaction have been investigated by measuring the electron-energy-loss spectra tagged with Lyman-α photons at 80 eV incident electron energy and electron scattering angles of 12° and 24°. The triply differential cross sections at both angles have been put on the same relative scale for the first time as a function of energy loss. It turned out that electron interaction with methane at 80 eV incident electron energy increases double excitation against single excitation as compared with photon interaction up to 24° electron scattering angle.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Jun 28|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics