Internal excitation in non-reactive molecular collissions: resonances in elastic scattering of atoms by diatomic molecules

R. D. Levine, B. R. Johnson, James Muckerman, R. B. Bernstein

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Resonances in slow molecular collisions are demonstrated by exact numerical solution of the close-coupled′equations for rotational excitation, including closed channels. The breakdown of the adiabatic approximation is exhibited. Resonance energies can be essentially predicted by a "best local" approximation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-520
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1968


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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