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Excitation of the 4 lowest electronic transitions in methanol by low-energy electrons

Varela, K. and Hargreaves, L. R. and Ralphs, K. and Khakoo, M. A. and Winstead, C. and McKoy, V. and Rescigno, T. N. and Orel, A. E. (2015) Excitation of the 4 lowest electronic transitions in methanol by low-energy electrons. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 48 (11). Art. No. 115208. ISSN 0953-4075.

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We report differential and integral cross sections for electronic excitation of methanol by low-energy electron impact. Cross sections were measured for the four lowest-lying excited states at incident electron energies from 9 to 20 eV and at scattering angles from 5° through 130°. The measured cross sections were normalized against previously reported elastic scattering data determined using the relative flow method. Corresponding cross-section calculations were carried out using the complex Kohn variational method within a 7-channel close-coupling scheme and using the Schwinger multichannel method within an 11-channel close-coupling scheme.

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Additional Information:© 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 23 December 2014, revised 22 March 2015. Accepted for publication 10 April 2015. Published 8 May 2015. MAK and LRH acknowledge support from National Science Foundation research grants NSF-RUI-AMO 1306742 and 0968874. This material is based in part upon work by VM and CW supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division, under Award Number DE-FG02-97ER14814. VM and CW acknowledge use of the Jet Propulsion Laboratoryʼs Supercomputing and Visualization Facility. Work at University of California Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 and was supported by the U.S. DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences. AEO acknowledges support by the National Science Foundation, with some of this material being based on work done while serving at the NSF.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-97ER14814
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-05CH11231
Subject Keywords:electronic excitation, differential cross sections, electron scattering
Issue or Number:11
Classification Code:PACS: 34.80.Gs, 31.15.-p
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Official Citation:Excitation of the 4 lowest electronic transitions in methanol by low-energy electrons K Varela et al 2015 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48 115208
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
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