Dynamical study of the Cs+(1S0)+Mg(3 1S0) non adiabatic collision system in the few keV energy range
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The dynamics of collisional processes between Mg atoms and caesium ions is studied using the hemiquantal (HQ) approach with special attention to the collisional channels leading to Mg(3 1P) and Cs(6 2P) states, for which the corresponding emission excitation functions have been previously measured in our laboratory. The radial and angular non-adiabatic couplings between the manifold of quasimolecular states have been determined using an ab initio configuration interaction calculation. The cross-sections for the different channels, as a function of the laboratory collisional energy, are compared with experimental values. The dynamical calculations indicate that, for the inelastic processes considered, the range of relevant impact parameters is small, active collisions being of the head-on type. .
PACS.34.50.-s Scattering of atoms and molecules 31.50.Gh Surface crossings, non-adiabatic couplings 31.15.Ar Ab initio calculations 34.20.-b Interatomic and intermolecular potentials and forces, potential energy surfaces for collisions
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