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Laser Chemistry
Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 1-15

Laser Induced Fluorescence of N2+(X,v") Resulting From the Thermal Energy Dissociative Charge Transfer Reaction He++N2ON2++O+He

Laboratoire de Physico Chimie des Rayonnements, Univerité de Paris-Sud, Centre d'Orsay, Orsay 91405, France

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The vibrational (and rotational) energy distribution of N2+(X) ions produced in the He+/N2O charge transfer reaction at thermal energy has been measured by laser induced fluorescence using an Ion Cyclotron Resonance cell to store the ions. Vibrational levels up to V"=5 have been observed.

The relaxation processes experienced by the N2+ (X) ions before laser detection are discussed.