Rotational excitation in molecular collisions: exact (two-state) results versus variational (decoupling) computations

R. D. Levine, M. Shapiro, James Muckerman, B. R. Johnson

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Transition probabilities for rotational excitation are evaluated exactly and compared with the predictions of a variational computation based on a decoupling procedure. The non-monotonic dependence on the asymmetry parameter is studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-548
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 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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