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Electron-Impact Dissociation of Vibrationally-Excited Molecular Hydrogen into Neutral Fragments

Curtin Institute for Computation and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6102, Australia
Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
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Atoms 2019, 7(3), 75;
Received: 29 June 2019 / Revised: 26 July 2019 / Accepted: 2 August 2019 / Published: 6 August 2019
We present convergent close-coupling (CCC) calculations of electron-impact dissociation of vibrationally-excited molecular hydrogen into neutral fragments. This work follows from our previous results for dissociation of molecular hydrogen in the ground vibrational level [Scarlett et al., Eur. Phys. J. D 72, 34 (2018)], which were obtained from calculations performed in a spherical coordinate system. The present calculations, performed utilizing a spheroidal formulation of the molecular CCC method, reproduce the previous dissociation cross sections for the ground vibrational level, while allowing the extension to scattering on excited levels. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrogen molecule; electron-impact excitation; dissociation hydrogen molecule; electron-impact excitation; dissociation
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Scarlett, L.H.; Savage, J.S.; Fursa, D.V.; Zammit, M.C.; Bray, I. Electron-Impact Dissociation of Vibrationally-Excited Molecular Hydrogen into Neutral Fragments. Atoms 2019, 7, 75.

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