VIBRATIONAL DEACTIVATION OF CO (V=1) BY INELASTIC-COLLISIONS WITH HE-3 AND HE-4 AT LOW IMPACT ENERGIES

Jonathan P Reid, CJSM SIMPSON, HM QUINEY, Jonathan P Reid

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Abstract

Vibrational relaxation cross sections are calculated within the coupled-states approximation for GO-Ne systems. Resonant structure in the cross sections is observed close to the vibrational threshold, and attributed to the formation of quasi-bound states due to the attractive part of the interaction potential. The contribution of these resonances to low-temperature vibrational relaxation rare constants is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-566
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume246
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 1995

Keywords

  • RELAXATION
  • ATOMS

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