Date of Award

1974

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Abstract

The noniterative integral equation technique is used to solve the linear, ordinary, second-order coupled differential equations that result from a treatment of the electron-molecule scattering problem within the close­ coupling theory. In order to compensate for truncation of the close-coupling system wavefunction expansion, alterna­tive coordinate reference frames (lab and body) are used to describe the incident electron trajectory. The trans­formation between the two frames, within the framework of the integral equation quadrature, 1s described and then applied to the scattering problem to calculate pure rotational cross sections, o(6v=O, 6j=2), pure vibra­tional cross sections, o(v=O l, 6j=O) and simultaneous rotational-vibrational cross sections, 0(v=O l, 6j=2). In the results of calculation, support for experimentally observed structures, believed to be rotational resonances, is evident.

Pages

123

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