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Electronic excitation of oriented molecules by low-energy electrons: An application to H2

Brescansin, Luiz M. and Lima, Marco A. P. and Huo, Winifred M. and McKoy, Vincent (1985) Electronic excitation of oriented molecules by low-energy electrons: An application to H2. Physical Review B, 32 (11). pp. 7122-7128. ISSN 0163-1829. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BREprb85

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Abstract

We report inelastic differential cross sections for electronic excitation of an oriented molecule by low-energy electrons. Specifically we look at the dependence of these cross sections for the X1Σg+→b3Σu+ transition in H2 on both incident and scattered angles as well as on impact energy. These electron scattering cross sections exhibit a pronounced dependence on the incident and scattered angles, which suggests that related electron-energy-loss spectroscopy studies can be a useful probe of adsorbate-substrate structure.


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Additional Information:©1985 The American Physical Society Received 20 May 1985 One of us (L.M.B.) acknowledges the financial support Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Brasília, Brasil, and Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), São Paulo, Brasil. Another of us (M.A.P.L.) acknowledges the support from the Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear (CNEN), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Another of us (W.M.H.) is supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under NASA-Ames Cooperative Agreement No. NCC 2-147. This research is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY82-13992.
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