Electronic and vibrational excitation in K-N2 collisions

G. W. Black, E. E.B. Campbell, M. A. Fluendy

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The dynamics of alkali atom/nitrogen molecule collisions have been probed by the measurement of relative differential cross sections for a range of electronic and vibrational exit channels. The measurements were made over a range of collision energy from 40 to HOeV cm. and cover reduced scattering angles from 30-400 eV°, all the measurements being made in the small angle regime.The observations are interpreted on the basis of a simple model and are shown to be compatible with the existence of a substantially ionic doorway state in the collision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)869-881
Number of pages13
JournalMolecular Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1986


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