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Quantum mechanical theory of a structured atom-diatom collision system - A + BC/1-Sigma/The problem of a 2-p state atom colliding with a singlet sigma state diatom, which involves multiple potential surfaces, is investigated. Within a diabatic representation for the electronic degrees of freedom (plus spin-orbit interaction), coupled scattering equations are derived in both space-fixed and body-fixed coordinate systems. Coefficients, analogous to Percival-Seaton coefficients, are obtained. Approximations to the exact equations, including angular momenta decoupling approximations, are discussed for both the space-fixed and body-fixed formalisms.
Document ID
19780032545
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Devries, P. L. (Rochester, University Rochester, N.Y., United States)
George, T. F. (Rochester Univ. NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
August 15, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume: 67
Subject Category
NUCLEAR AND HIGH-ENERGY PHYSICS
Report/Patent Number
AFOSR-78-0294TR
AD-A051266
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF CHE-75-06775-A01
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-2198
CONTRACT_GRANT: F44620-74-C-0073
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