The Lowering of Ionization and Dissociation Energies of Molecules and Molecular Ions in Dense Hydrogen Plasma
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The influence of the screening of Coulomb interactions in plasma on the dissociation energy of molecules is considered. For the hydrogen molecule and its molecular ion the dissociation energy doesn't essentially depend upon the screening length whereas the lowering of their ionization potentials exeeds 30%. This tendency makes more possible the ionization of hydrogen from the molecule through the molecular ion state.
- The Review of High Pressure Science and Technology
The Review of High Pressure Science and Technology 7, 199-201, 1998
The Japan Society of High Pressure Science and Technology