On the use of classical transport analysis to determine cross-sections for low-energy e-H2 vibrational excitation

White, Ronald, Morrison, Michael A., and Mason, B.A. (2002) On the use of classical transport analysis to determine cross-sections for low-energy e-H2 vibrational excitation. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 35 (3). pp. 605-626.

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Abstract

The long-standing discrepancy between the theoretically and experimentally determined v = 0→1 vibrational cross-section of hydrogen is addressed by analysing the transport theory used to deconvolute electron swarm transport data. The implementation of the full energy and angular dependence of quantum mechanically derived differential cross-sections in the semiclassical transport theory (using both a multi-term Boltzmann equation solution and an independent Monte Carlo simulation) is shown to be unable to resolve the discrepancy. Assumptions and approximations used in the original transport analyses are quantified and validated.

Item ID: 4405
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1361-6455
Keywords: electron swarms; kinetic theory; vibrational cross-section
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009 05:43
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020201 Atomic and Molecular Physics @ 50%
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