Accession Number:

AD0655911

Title:

CERTAIN COLLISIONS BETWEEN PROTONS AND DIATOMIC MOLECULES.

Descriptive Note:

Final scientific rept., 15 Mar 65-31 May 67,

Corporate Author:

PHYSICAL STUDIES INC RENO NEV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The general description of proton-homonuclear diatomic molecule collisions is formulated in impact parameter language. A solution of the resulting Schroedinger equations through the second iteration is used for the ab initio calculation of the proton-nitrogen charge exchange cross section. The agreement with experiment is essentially exact although this may be fortuitous. The first iterative solution is used to compute the nitrogen-proton dissociative charge exchange cross section. The poor agreement with experiment could apparently be much improved by the consideration of translational energy exchange. The proton excitation of the Schumann-Runge system is considered in the tracking approximation. The agreement with Green is better than would have been expected. A crude classical explanation of the temperature effect near threshold in nitrogen-electron ionizing collisions is suggested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE