Collisonal Energy Transfer between Electrons, Atoms, and Molecules.
Final rept. 23 Jan 69-30 Jun 73,
WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF PHYSICS
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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.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy