The R-Matrix Theory of Electron-Molecule Scattering

  • Barry I. Schneider
Part of the Physics of Atoms and Molecules book series (PAMO)


The R-matrix theory of electron scattering from diatomic molecules is extended to include the effects of nuclear excitation. The theory is derived in a very general form and used to establish the connection between the R-matrix method, the Kapur-Peierls states, the Siegert resonances and the Feshbach projection method. The power of this approach as an analytic and computational tool is demonstrated by considering the vibrational excitation of a homonuclear diatomic molecule dominated by an isolated electronic resonance state.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry I. Schneider
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  1. 1.Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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