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1984

Wayne State University

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Critical Points In Low-Energy Positron-Atom Scattering, J. M. Wadehra, T. S. Stein, W. E. Kauppila May 1984

Critical Points In Low-Energy Positron-Atom Scattering, J. M. Wadehra, T. S. Stein, W. E. Kauppila

Physics and Astronomy Faculty Research Publications

Critical points, which represent minima in differential scattering cross sections as a function of scattering angle and incident projectile energy, are theoretically predicted for elastic scattering of low-energy positrons by Ar, Kr, and Xe. It is demonstrated that these points arise due to low-energy positron diffraction effects.


Dissociative Attachment To Rovibrationally Excited H2, J. M. Wadehra Jan 1984

Dissociative Attachment To Rovibrationally Excited H2, J. M. Wadehra

Physics and Astronomy Faculty Research Publications

Using a local-width resonant model, the cross sections for dissociative attachment of low-energy electrons to a rovibrationally excited H_2 molecule in its ground electronic state are obtained. There are 294 such rovibrational levels. Only the contribution of the ^2Σ_u^+ resonant state of H^−_2 to the attachment process is investigated. Assuming a Maxwellian distribution for electron energies, the dissociative attachment cross sections are converted into attachment rates for various rovibrational levels of H_2. A significant enhancement of attachment rates occurs for endoergic reactions only, and the maximum possible rate for attachment to the ground electronic state of H_2 is about ...