Regular Article – Atomic and Molecular Collisions
Electron interactions with AlF
Department of Physics, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, 110007, New Delhi, Delhi, India
2 Department of Physics, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi, 110075, New Delhi, India
3 Formerly at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, 110007, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Accepted: 20 September 2022
Published online: 30 September 2022
The electron-impact elastic and electronic excitation cross sections of aluminum monofluoride are reported using the R-matrix method up to energies less than the ionization threshold. The scattering studies are performed using different basis sets and models like the static exchange, static exchange with polarization, and close-coupling. The bound state nature of resonance and convergence of cross sections is discussed along with other resonances. The differential and momentum transfer cross sections are also presented. The ionization cross sections are computed using all-electron and effective core potentials from the binary-encounter-Bethe model of electrons. The dissociative electron attachment cross sections are also estimated. Shape and core resonances have been identified.
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