Atom-molecule scattering with the average wavefunction method

Harjinder Singh, Dalcio K. Dacol, Herschel Rabitz

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The average wavefunction method (AWM) is applied to atom-molecule scattering. In its simplest form the labor involved in solving the AWM equations is equivalent to that involved for elastic scattering in the same formulation. As an initial illustration, explicit expressions for the T-matrix are derived for the scattering of an atom and a rigid rotor. Results are presented for low-energy scattering and corrections to the Born approximation are clearly evident. In general, the AWM is particularly suited to polyatom scattering due to its reduction of the potential in terms of a separable atom-atom potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-348
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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