INELASTIC, DISSOCIATIVE AND CHARGE EXCHANGE SCATTERING OF PROTONS BY NITROGEN.
PHYSICAL STUDIES INC KETTERING OHIO
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Various channels for the collision of protons with nitrogen atoms are considered via the impact parameter treatment. In all cases the energy of the incident proton ranges from one to fifty KeV. The cross sections are first computed for three channels for the population of the upper state of the First Positive System through 1 The transition to the mixed in singlet portion of the B state, 2 The spin flip transition to the B state and 3 The spin flip transition to the B state and subsequent radiative transition to the B state. Next the cross section for the collisional dissociation into two doublet D nitrogen atoms is calculated. The effect of certain approximations are outlined analytically. The charge transfer collision channel is set up although the cross sections have not yet been calculated. Finally a method of including the effects of molecular rotation is detailed. Author