Theoretical study of low-energy electron scattering with GeH2
College of Physics and Materials Science, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, 453007, P.R. China
Received: 26 September 2016
Received in final form: 26 November 2016
Published online: 24 January 2017
We present a comprehensive study of electron collisions with germylene (GeH2 using the UK molecular R-matrix codes for electron energies ranging from 0.01 to 10 eV. The calculations are performed within the static-exchange, static-exchange-polarization, and 17-state close-coupling approximations. The elastic integral, differential, momentum transfer cross sections and the excitation cross sections from the ground state to the six low-lying electron excited states are presented. We found three Feshbach resonances and one Core-excited resonance. These resonances reveal the probability of anion formation by an electron attachment process and further decay to neutral and negative ion fragments. The electronic and rotational excitation cross sections for e-GeH2 scattering are reported for the first time. The cross-section dataset obtained from the present calculations are expected to be sufficiently accurate and comprehensive for most current modeling applications involving neutral GeH2.
Key words: Atomic and Molecular Collisions
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