“Recommended” cross sections for electron collisions with molecules★
Plasma Technology Research Center, National Fusion Research Institute, 814-2, Osikdo-dong, Gunsan Jeollabuk-do 573-540, South Korea
2 Department of Physics, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764, South Korea
3 Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Informatics, University Nicolaus Copernicus, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
4 Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
5 6-1-5-201 Miyazaki Miyamae, Kawasaki 216-0033, Japan
6 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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Received in final form: 4 February 2020
Published online: 24 March 2020
The procedures for constructing recommended sets of cross sections for electron scattering on molecules are described. Possible sources of errors in total and partial cross section measurements are discussed. Examples when the theory successfully supports and/or substitutes measurements are given. The target molecules discussed comprise CH4, C2H2, NF3, N2O, NO2 and H2O.
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