Inelastic Electron-Molecule Scattering Using the R-Matrix Method

  • P. G. Burke
  • C. J. Noble

Abstract

In this paper we review progress in the development of theoretical and computational methods for studying low-energy inelastic electron-molecule scattering with particular emphasis on the R-matrix method. Recent R-matrix calculations of electronic excitation cross-sections for H+ 2, H2 and O2 are discussed and compared with other calculations and where possible with experiment. The paper concludes with a discussion of a new R-matrix approach which enables many coupled electronic states to be accurately included in the calculation.

Keywords

Recombination Stein Photodissociation Librium Poss 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Burke
    • 1
  • C. J. Noble
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsQueen’s University of BelfastBelfastNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Theory and Computational Science DivisionSERC, Daresbury LaboratoryWarringtonEngland

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