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Connections between Electronic Bound and Resonant States in Molecules
  Molecular Physics seminar

Monday 03 March 2014
from 10:00 to 11:00
at FA31
Speaker : Ann Orel (Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis)
Abstract : In most collisions between electrons and molecules or molecular ions, there is little transfer of energy from the electron to the nuclear motion of the system. However, in resonant cases, the electron forms a temporary state, which changes the forces between the atoms, leading to vibrational excitation and in some cases dissociation. I will discuss our approach to studying these resonant states ranging from scattering calculations using the complex Kohn variational method to quantum chemistry calculations. I will use examples from dissociative recombination to illustrate the interplay between scattering and structure in understanding these systems.

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