Accession Number : AD0717774

Title :   Recombination Rates of Thermal Ions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17 Feb 69-16 Feb 70,

Corporate Author : GCA CORP BEDFORD MASS GCA TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dalgarno,Alexander ; Victor,George A.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Detailed results are presented of a multi-state impact parameter calculation of the mutual neutralization process H(+) + H(-) yields H + H. Comparison is made with the experimental data over a wide range of energies and it is argued that the conventional interpretation of the process at thermal velocities in terms of avoided crossings is incorrect. It is tentatively suggested that the thermal behavior is due instead to a rotational coupling between molecular states of different symmetry. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONS, *RECOMBINATION REACTIONS), (*HYDROGEN, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS), NEUTRALIZATION, POTENTIAL ENERGY, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE