Computed bound and continuum electronic states of the nitrogen molecule
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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Published online: 29 January 2015
The dissociative recombination (DR) of N2+ is important for processes occurring in our atmosphere. However, it is not particularly well characterised, experimentally for the vibrational ground state and, theoretically for the v ≥ 4. We use the R-matrix method to compute potential energy curves for both the bound Rydberg states of nitrogen and for quasi-bound states lying in the continuum. Use of a fine mesh of internuclear separations allows the details of avoided crossings to be determined. The prospects for using the curves as the input for DR calculations is discussed.
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