Autodetechment

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IUPAC RECOMMENDATIONS 2013

K. K. Murray, R. K. Boyd, M. N. Eberlin, G. J. Langley, L. Li and Y. Naito, Pure Appl. Chem., 2013, 85, 1515-1609, 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06.

Autodetechment
Process whereby a negative ion in a discrete state with energy greater than the detachment threshold loses an electron spontaneously without further interaction with an energy source.
Related Term(s): autoionization
Reference(s):

B. H. Bransden, A. Dalgarno. Proc. Phys. Soc., London A 69, 65 (1956). (http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0370-1298/69/1/308 )

Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.


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