Nearside-farside analysis of angular scattering in elastic, inelastic and reactive molecular collisions

J. N.L. Connor, P. McCabe, D. Sokolovski, G. C. Schatz

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The first application to molecular collisions is reported of an approximate version of Fuller's nearside-farside theory of angular scattering. Application is made to resonance and non-resonance angular scattering in the Cl + HCl (v=1, j=5)→ClH(v′ = 0, j′ = 15) + Cl reaction. The nearside-farside theory provides insight into structured angular distributions, is simple to incorporate into existing computer programs, and should find wide application in molecular collision theory calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 1993


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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