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Electron collisions with octafluorocyclobutane, c-C_4F_8

Winstead, Carl and McKoy, Vincent (2001) Electron collisions with octafluorocyclobutane, c-C_4F_8. Journal of Chemical Physics, 114 (17). pp. 7407-7412. ISSN 0021-9606.

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We present calculated cross sections for elastic and inelastic collisions of low-energy electrons with octafluorocyclobutane, c-C_4F_8. The integral elastic cross section displays a rich resonance structure, which we analyze in terms of temporary trapping in virtual valence orbitals. The differential elastic cross sections compare well with recent measurements at energies where the approximations used in the calculations are expected to be valid. Integral and differential cross sections for electron-impact excitation of the lowest singlet and triplet excited states were obtained. We relate the small magnitude of the inelastic integral cross sections and the unusual form of the inelastic differential cross sections to the symmetries of the electronic states involved in the transition.

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Alternate Title:Electron collisions with octafluorocyclobutane, c-C4F8
Additional Information:© 2001 American Institute of Physics. (Received 26 January 2001; accepted 14 February 2001) This research was supported by Sematech, Inc., by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the Department of Energy, and by an equipment grant from Intel Corporation. Calculations reported here made use of the facilities of the Caltech Center for Advanced Computing Research and of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Supercomputing Project. We thank Professor H. Tanaka of Sophia University for permission to refer to unpublished results.
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Official Citation:Electron collisions with octafluorocyclobutane, c-C4F8 Winstead, Carl and McKoy, Vincent, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 114, 7407-7412 (2001), DOI:
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