Electron scattering by formic acid in the gas phase: comparing measured and computed angular distributions

  • F. A. GianturcoEmail author
  • R. R. Lucchese
Atomic and Molecular Collisions


Elastic differential cross-sections are measured over a broad range of energy values and the results are compared with quantum calculations for the same process. The agreement between measured and computed data turns out to be fairly good and calculations further allow the separation of the cis and trans conformer behavior and to compare it with the angular distributions for scattering from the dimer at the same energies.


34.80.Bm Elastic scattering of electrons by atoms and molecules 34.80.-i Electron scattering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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