Accession Number:

AD0772645

Title:

Collisonal Energy Transfer between Electrons, Atoms, and Molecules.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 23 Jan 69-30 Jun 73,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-27

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

Electron-excitation cross sections of various states of the sodium atom were calculated by using a multi-state close coupling scheme in order to obtain more accurate cross sections than the Born approximation. To facilitate computations of the collision-related problems involving molecules, a scheme of expressing atomic and molecular wave functions in terms of the Gaussian-type orbitals GTO is adopted. Based on this scheme a computer program is developed to obtain self-consistent-field SCF wave functions as well as other numerical techniques. This program was used to calculate 1 electron-impact excitation cross sections of 12 electronic states of the N2 molecule and of 6 electronic states of the CO molecule 2 wave functions and energy levels of the ground electronic state of the NO ion and of 4 electronic states of the NO molecule for three different internuclear distances 3 ab initio rate constants of two energy transfer reactions.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE