R-Matrix Calculations for Electron Scattering by Diatomic Molecules

  • B. D. Buckley
  • P. G. Burke


Burke and Robb1 have demonstrated rather convincingly the suitability of R-matrix techniques for describing such atomic processes as electron scattering, photoionization, polarizabilities and Van der Waals coefficients, electron affinities, and non-linear optical coefficients. In reactive and non-reactive heavy particle scattering also, the R-matrix approach has been shown applicable.2 More recently Schneider et. a13 have considered the scattering of low energy electrons by molecular targets using an R-matrix method, as described elsewhere in this volume. In this paper we present the results for an alternative formulation of the problem, described in detail in references 4 and 5.


Internal Region Electron Scattering External Region Schrodinger Equation Fixed Boundary Condition 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. D. Buckley
    • 1
  • P. G. Burke
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Science Research CouncilDaresbury LaboratoryWarringtonEngland
  2. 2.Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical PhysicsQueen’s UniversityBelfastN. Ireland

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