R-matrix calculations for polyatomic molecules: Electron scattering by N2O

L. A. Morgan*, C. J. Gillan, J. Tennyson, Xiushan Chen

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4087-4096
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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