Potential Energy Surface and Cross Sections for the H(D) + H2(D2, HD) Ion-Molecule Reactions

  • H. H. Michels
  • J. F. Paulson


Recent advances in computation techniques for inelastic and reactive scattering have focused attention on the development of accurate Ab initio potential energy surfaces.1 Such surfaces, or corresponding interaction potentials between reactants, are fundamental for quantitative predictions of reaction cross sections using either purely quantum or semiclassical scattering formalisms.


Potential Energy Surface Reaction Cross Section Collision Chamber Singlet Potential Energy Surface Valence Bond Structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. Michels
    • 1
  • J. F. Paulson
    • 2
  1. 1.United Technologies Research CenterEast HartfordUSA
  2. 2.Air Force Geophysics LaboratoryHanscom FieldUSA

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