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Electron impact excitation cross sections for carbon monoxide

Mu-Tao, Lee and McKoy, Vincent (1982) Electron impact excitation cross sections for carbon monoxide. Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics, 15 (21). pp. 3971-3983. ISSN 0022-3700. doi:10.1088/0022-3700/15/21/017.

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The authors present distorted-wave cross sections for excitation of the A 1 Pi , a 3 Pi , a' 3 Sigma +, D 1 Delta and d 3 Delta states of CO by electrons in the 20 to 50 eV energy range. In these studies both the initial and final distorted waves are obtained in the static-exchange field of the ground electronic state. Differential and integral cross sections are presented and compared with available experimental data and with other calculations. The calculated differential cross sections for the A 1 Pi and a 3 Pi states agree poorly in magnitude, but better in shape, with available experimental data. In general the distorted-wave cross sections differ substantially from those of plane-wave-type theories such as the Born-Ochkur-Rudge approximation.

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Additional Information:© Institute of Physics 1982. Received 19 April 1982. Print publication: Issue 21 (14 November 1982) We thank Professor W A Goddard III for making some of his computer codes available to us. These results are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (Office of International Programs (US-Brasil)) under grant No INT 80-01473. One of us (LMT) acknowledges the financial support of FAPESP (Sad Paulo, Brasil). The authors also thank Dr R R Lucchese for many fruitful discussions and Dr S Trajmar for providing experimental data prior to publication. The research reported in this paper made use of the CRAY-1 computer of the National Center of Atmospheric Research (NCAR, Boulder, Colorado) which is supported by the National Science Foundation. Part of the calculations were done on the Dreyfus-NSF Theoretical Chemistry computer which was funded through grants from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the National Science Foundation (grant No CHE-7820235) and the Sloan Fund of the California Institute of Technology.
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