Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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.
Weatherford, Charles Albert, "Frame Transformations in Electron-Molecule Scattering." (1974). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 2701.