EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 84, 2015DR2013: Ninth International Conference on Dissociative Recombination: Theory, Experiment, and Applications
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Theoretical Studies of Dissociative Recombination|
|Published online||29 January 2015|
Some remarks on the selection of exit channels in the theoretical description of dissociative recombination
Institute for Scientific Research, 22 Bonad Road, Winchester, MA 01890, USA
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
Published online: 29 January 2015
The need for the careful selection of dissociative routes for inclusion in the theoretical calculation of accurate dissociative recombination (DR) cross sections and rate constants is discussed. For total energies corresponding to the sum of the “free” electron energy plus the ion vibrational energy, all neutral diabatic curves that fall between or near the turning points of the highest Rydberg vibrational levels with the same electronic symmetry need to be included in the calculation. This is especially the case if there are several dissociative routes of the same electronic symmetry that satisfy this criterion. Also, care must be exercised in the exclusion of dissociative routes having relatively small electron capture widths. Examples from theoretical studies of the dissociative recombination (DR) of N2+ are used as illustrations.
© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2015
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.