The role of electron-impact vibrational excitation in electron transport through gaseous tetrahydrofuran

Duque, H.V., Do, T.P.T., Lopes, M.C.A., Konovalov, D.A., White, R.D., Brunger, M.J., and Jones, B.D. (2015) The role of electron-impact vibrational excitation in electron transport through gaseous tetrahydrofuran. Journal of Chemical Physics, 142. 124307. pp. 1-7.

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In this paper, we report newly derived integral cross sections (ICSs) for electron impact vibrational excitation of tetrahydrofuran (THF) at intermediate impact energies. These cross sections extend the currently available data from 20 to 50 eV. Further, they indicate that the previously recommended THF ICS set [Garland et al., Phys. Rev. A 88, 062712 (2013)] underestimated the strength of the electron-impact vibrational excitation processes. Thus, that recommended vibrational cross section set is revised to address those deficiencies. Electron swarm transport properties were calculated with the amended vibrational cross section set, to quantify the role of electron-driven vibrational excitation in describing the macroscopic swarm phenomena. Here, significant differences of up to 17% in the transport coefficients were observed between the calculations performed using the original and revised cross section sets for vibrational excitation.

Item ID: 40665
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1089-7690
Keywords: tetrahydrofuran; electron transport
Funders: CNPq, Brazil, Australian Research Council (ARC), FAPEMIG, CAPES
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2015 02:50
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020201 Atomic and Molecular Physics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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