Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published in Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 32 (1999), pp. 663–673. Copyright © 1999 Institute of Physics/IOP Publishing Ltd. Used by permission.


We apply a semiempirical R-matrix theory to calculations of vibrational excitation and dissociative attachment in the CF3Cl molecule for electron energies below about 3 eV. We employ two sets of model parameters corresponding to two different forms of the CF3Cl potential curve. We find that our present, ab initio calculated anion curve gives vibrational excitation and dissociative attachment cross sections in good agreement with experimental measurements. We also compare the results of our theory with those of a recently published classical theory.

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