Regular Article - Atomic and Molecular Collisions
Cross sections for the two-step radiative decay process in e-LiH collisions
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale, del Territorio, Edile e di Chimica (DICATECh) – Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy
2 Istituto per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Plasmi (ISTP) - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari, Italy
Accepted: 28 April 2021
Published online: 20 May 2021
The cross sections for the two-step process, represented by the electron-impact vibro-electronic excitation of the LiH molecule, followed by radiative decay back on the vibrational manifold of the ground state, , are calculated as a function of the incident electron energy from the threshold to 1000 eV. The final cross sections for the two-step process, which results in an overall vibrational excitation of the molecule, known also as E-v process, are provided for all the possible transitions among the vibrational levels, including the continuum, of the electronic ground state.
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