Cross sections for low-energy inelastic Mg + H and Mg+ + H- collisions
2012 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 85, no 3, 032704- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report full quantum scattering calculations for low-energy near-threshold inelastic cross sections in Mg + H and Mg+ + H- collisions. The calculations include all transitions between the eight lowest adiabatic MgH((2)Sigma(+)) molecular states, with the uppermost of those diabatically extended to the ionic molecular state in the asymptotic region. This allows us to treat the excitation processes between the seven lowest atomic states of magnesium in collisions with hydrogen atoms, as well as the ion-pair production and the mutual neutralization processes. The collision energy range is from threshold up to 10 eV. These results are important for astrophysical modeling of spectra in stellar atmospheres. The processes in question are carefully examined and several process mechanisms are found. Some mechanisms are determined by interactions between ionic and covalent configurations at relatively large internuclear distances, while others are based on short-range nonadiabatic regions due to interactions between covalent configurations.
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2012. Vol. 85, no 3, 032704- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-171651DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.85.032704ISI: 000300970900004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-171651DiVA: diva2:512262