dissociative recombination


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dissociative recombination

[də¦sō·shəd·iv ‚rē·käm·bə′nā·shən]
(atomic physics)
The combination of an electron with a positive molecular ion in a gas followed by dissociation of the molecule in which the resulting atoms carry off the excess energy.
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This is a project to study the dissociative recombination of the molecular ions NO~, N2~ and CO~ from the theoretical point of view.