Multiple ionization and fragmentation of the DNA base thymine by interaction with Cq+ ions

R Hoekstra, R Morgenstern, T Schlatholter

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Ionization and fragmentation of the DNA base thymine upon interaction with keV Cq+ ions (q = 1 - 6) has been studied. By means of time-of-flight spectrometry of two or more thymine fragments in coincidence with an ejected electron we could investigate particular dissociation channels by means of their associated kinetic-energy-release. The fragmentation dynamics are strongly influenced by the Cq+ charge state: for low q values mainly fragmentation due to direct collisions is observed. With increasing q, electron capture becomes more important. For larger q we could identify several Coulomb explosion channels, leading to very energetic fragments.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)161-164
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftEuropean Physical Journal D
Nummer van het tijdschrift1-3
StatusPublished - jun-2003
Evenement11th International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters (ISSPIC 11) - , France
Duur: 9-sep-200213-sep-2002

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