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Low-energy electron scattering by C_2HF_5

Bettega, M. H. F. and Winstead, C. and McKoy, V. (2001) Low-energy electron scattering by C_2HF_5. Journal of Chemical Physics, 114 (15). pp. 6672-6678. ISSN 0021-9606.

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We report elastic and electronically inelastic cross sections for low-energy electron scattering by pentafluoroethane, C_2HF_5. Our calculations were performed using the Schwinger multichannel method. For elastic scattering, we calculated integral, differential, and momentum transfer cross sections for energies from 5 to 50 eV. In the inelastic case, we obtained integral and differential cross sections for electron-impact excitation of the 1 1,3A[prime] and 2 1,3A[prime] excited states at the three-channel level of approximation. At higher energies, the elastic differential cross sections are quite similar to existing theoretical results for C_2F_6. Limited electronic-structure calculations were carried out to explore the dissociation behavior of the excited states.

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Additional Information:©2001 American Institute of Physics. (Received 23 October 2000; accepted 9 January 2001) M.H.F.B. acknowledges support from the Brazilian agency Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq). C.W. and V.M. acknowledge support from the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Research. The authors acknowledge use of the facilities of the Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR) at the California Institute of Technology and the valuable assistance of CACR staff, in particular Heidi Lorenz-Wirzba, Sharon Brunett, and Cris Windoffer.
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Subject Keywords:organic compounds; molecule-electron collisions; electron impact excitation; electron impact dissociation; variational techniques; excited states
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