A new computer program has been developed which allows us to use the R-matrix method to study electron scattering by polyatomic molecules. Our first application is to scattering by N2O in its linear, equilibrium geometry for energies up to 10 eV. We confirm the earlier assignment of 2Π symmetry to the resonance near 2 eV but we are unable to locate any resonance having 2Σ symmetry in this energy range. We present integral and differential cross sections which are generally in excellent agreement with experiment.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Sep 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics