Award Date

8-2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Physics

Department

Physics and Astronomy

First Committee Member

Stephen Lepp, Chair

Second Committee Member

Bing Zhang

Third Committee Member

Tao Pang

Graduate Faculty Representative

Balakrishnan Naduvalath

Number of Pages

38

Abstract

The cross section for H on H2 collisions is important for astrophysics as well as our understanding of the simple chemical systems. This is the simplest atom-molecule cross section. With a new H3 potential surface by Mielke et al., we have modified the ABC code by Skouteris, Castillo and Manolopoulos to calculate new cross sections. These cross sections are compared to previous cross section calculations.

Keywords

Atom-molecule collisions; Collisions (Nuclear physics); Cross sections (Nuclear physics); Hydrogen — Analysis

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy | Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics | Physical Processes

Language

English


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