Rotational excitation of H2O by cold electrons

R. Curik, J.P. Ziesel, N.C. Jones, Thomas Field, D. Field

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Experimental data are presented for the scattering of electrons by H2O between 17 and 250 meV impact energy. These results are used in conjunction with a generally applicable method, based on a quantum defect theory approach to electron-polar molecule collisions, to derive the first set of data for state-to-state rotationally inelastic scattering cross sections based on experimental values.
Original languageEnglish
Article number123202
Pages (from-to)123202-123202
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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