Accession Number : AD0609837

Title :   DISTORTED WAVE CALCULATION OF ROTATIONAL EXCITATION OF N2 BY SLOW ELECTRONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical information series,

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

Personal Author(s) : Mjolsness,R. C. ; Sampson,D. H.

Report Date : NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Rotational excitation is usually an important energy loss mechanism for low energy (< 1ev) electrons in a slightly ionized gas and can be very significant in determining its electrical properties. For N2, which is probably of greatest practical interest, there have existed some uncertainties in the value for the rotational cross section and some discrepancies between theory and experiment. This note shows that these difficulties can be resolved.

Descriptors :   (*EXCITATION, NITROGEN), (*ROTATION, DIATOMIC MOLECULES), (*DIATOMIC MOLECULES, EXCITATION), (*NITROGEN, EXCITATION), (*ELECTRONS, INELASTIC SCATTERING), PERTURBATION THEORY, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), MOLECULAR ROTATION, MOLECULAR PROPERTIES, QUADRUPOLE MOMENT, DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, QUANTUM THEORY, POLARIZATION, DISTORTION, FIELD THEORY, IONS, GASES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE