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Electron collisions with nitrous oxide

Winstead, Carl and McKoy, Vincent (1998) Electron collisions with nitrous oxide. Physical Review A, 57 (5). pp. 3589-3597. ISSN 1050-2947. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:WINpra98

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Abstract

We have carried out theoretical studies of low-energy elastic electron collisions with nitrous oxide (N2O), obtaining differential, integral, and momentum-transfer cross sections. Polarization effects are incorporated in the electron-molecule scattering dynamics. A simple, objective, and physically motivated criterion is introduced for constructing a compact set of configurations that accurately accounts for polarization in resonant symmetries while avoiding overcorrelation. Our cross sections are in generally good agreement with experiment and with earlier high-level calculations, and most differences are readily understood. However, certain discrepancies between the calculated and measured differential cross sections remain puzzling.


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Additional Information:©1998 The American Physical Society Received 4 December 1997 These calculations made use of the CRAY T3D operated by the JPL-Caltech Supercomputing Project, which was supported in part by NASA’s Mission to Planet Earth, and of the HP Exemplar X-Class operated by the Center for Advanced Computing Research, which was supported in part by the National Science Foundation. Financial support by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER14814, and by the National Science Foundation through the project "Parallel I/O Methodologies for I/O Intensive Grand Challenge Applications" is gratefully acknowledged.
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