The molecular and dissociative photoionization of ethane in the inner and outer valence energy regions
The molecular and dissociative photoionization of C2H6 has been studied using synchrotron radiation within the energy range 11-40 eV. Positive and negative photoion mass spectra and threshold photoelectron spectra have been obtained. These show that superexcited states, which can decay through ion pair formation, play an important role in the photodissociative ionization process. The positive photoion yield curves display significant and hitherto unobserved structures, which are unrelated to those present in the photoelectron spectra.