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Electron and positron induced chemistry

Objective

Electron and positron induced reactions in both the gaseous and condensed phases initiate and drive, through Selective molecular bond breaking patterns, the basic physico-chemical processes in many different areas of Science and technology from industrial plasmas to living tissues. The study of electron induced chemistry in all Phases of matter therefore requires a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of electron-molecule Reactions if there is to be continued progress in these diverse areas of science and technology. In comparison the field of positron induced chemistry is still in its infancy with the development of new laboratory sources and theoretical modelling only now suggest exciting possibilities for a whole new field of antimatter chemistry. Europe is at the forefront of world research in the study of electron and positron induced chemistry In this Network leading members of the European Research community will Collaborate in an authoritative Investigation of electron and positron induced chemistry in three discrete phases of matter gaseous; clusters and In particular the Network will use state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical techniques to;
1. Study fundamental electron and positron energy transfer processes
2. Study electron and positron impact dissociation processes yielding reactive neutral, anion and cation species
3. Study how such processes are modified in the different phases of matter (gases, clusters and on surfaces)
4. Probe new reaction processes initiated in denser phases of matter (e.g. nucleophilic substitution)
5. Train a new generation of younger scientists in the skills and techniques required to further develop this area

Three different molecular compounds have been selected to illustrate these processes; halogenated hydrocarbons And fluorocarbns; water and simple bio-molecules (the DNA and RNA bases).

Funding Scheme

NET - Research network contracts

Coordinator

Open University
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Takustrasse, 3
14195 Berlin
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND ELECTROCHEMISTRY J. HEYROVSKY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Dolejskova 3
182 23 Praha 8
LEOPOLD-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
25,Technikerstrasse 25
6020 Innsbruck
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS-SUD XI
France
Address
Universite De Paris-sud, Bat. 351
91405 Orsay
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
67-73,Riding House Street 67-73
W1P 7PP London
UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS
Denmark
Address
1,Nordre Ringgade 1-3
8000 Aarhus C
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
2,Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma