Accession Number : AD0600430

Title :   ROTATIONAL EXCITATION OF MOLECULAR IONS BY ELECTRONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 2,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Sampson,D. H.

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The first order perturbation theory used by R. C. Stabler to compute the cross section for rotational excitation of homonuclear diatomic molecular ions by electrons is shown to be equivalent to an approximation to the method of distorted waves for which the validity criteria can be specified with more precision. (See also AD-430 219) (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONIZED GASES, PERTURBATION THEORY), (*PLASMAS(PHYSICS), PERTURBATION THEORY), (*QUANTUM THEORY, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)), DIATOMIC MOLECULES, IONS, EXCITATION, ELECTRONS, FIELD THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE