Accession Number : AD0285405

Title :   ATOMIC COLLISIONS

Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV STILLWATER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Personal Author(s) : ROTH,BENJAMIN

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The problem of electron exchange in H+ -H collisions was first investigated on a purely quantum mechanical basis. A calculation was made using the method of distorted waves. The two scattered waves, the one for non-capture and the other for capture (the electron being in the ground state in both cases), are coupled by the nucleus-electron interaction. Interference between these two waves gives rise to resonances. Calculation gives, for the energies of these resonances, values which agree exactly with four experimentally determined resonances in the range 0.5 to 50 kev. The resonances do not reach their maximum values (a probability of 1 or 0 for capture) as there is some damping. The interaction which gives rise to the resonance is a complex quantity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATOMS, *ELECTRON CAPTURE, *HYDROGEN, *QUANTUM THEORY, ELECTRONS, IONS, NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE, NUCLEAR REACTIONS, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE