Vibrational excitation in CO by electron impact in the energy range 10-90 eV

Ara Chutjian, Donald G. Truhlar, Walter Williams, Sandor Trajmar

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Abstract

The ratio of the scattering intensity for the =1 excitation to the elastic scattering intensity at 40°and 80°scattering angles has been determined for 10-90-eV impact energies for electron scattering by CO. These ratio curves exhibit broad peaks near 20-eV impact energy which cannot be accounted for by plane-wave calculations based on potential scattering models. The peaks are indicative of a resonant excitation process (or processes) in the =1 channel in the range 15-25 eV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1580-1583
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume29
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - 1972

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Work supported in part by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Contract No. NAS7-100 to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Funding Information:
Work supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Research Grant No. GP-28684.

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