Formation of Vibrationally and Rotationally Excited Molecules During Atom Recombination at Surfaces

  • Mario Capitelli
  • Roberto Celiberto
  • Gianpiero Colonna
  • Fabrizio Esposito
  • Claudine Gorse
  • Khaled Hassouni
  • Annarita Laricchiuta
  • Savino Longo
Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 85)


The kinetic modeling of plasmo-chemical systems to be realistic must account for the heterogeneous interaction of gas-phase with surfaces. In this Chapter a survey is presented of the results obtained in the investigation of ro-vibrationally excited molecules formed in heterogeneous atomic recombination, selecting few systems of interest in technological application. In the last section a description is given of a different phenomenological method proposed for describing the recombination of atomic species on different surfaces.


Potential Energy Surface Recombination Coefficient Recombination Probability Vibrational Distribution Quantum Exchange 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Capitelli
    • 1
  • Roberto Celiberto
    • 2
  • Gianpiero Colonna
    • 3
  • Fabrizio Esposito
    • 3
  • Claudine Gorse
    • 1
  • Khaled Hassouni
    • 4
  • Annarita Laricchiuta
    • 3
  • Savino Longo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Bari and CNRBariItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale, del Territorio, Edile e di Chimica (DICATECh)Polytechnic of BariBariItaly
  3. 3.CNRBariItaly
  4. 4.Laboratoire des Sciences des Procédés et des Matériaux, CNRS-INSISParisFrance

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