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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Near-threshold vibrational excitation of H-2 by positron impact: A projection-operator approach|
|Abstract:||We report vibrational excitation (nu(i)=0 ->nu(f)=1) and total cross sections for positron scattering by H-2. The Feshbach projection operator formalism was employed to vibrationally resolve the fixed-nuclei phase shifts obtained with the Schwinger multichannel method. The near-threshold behavior of the vibrational excitation cross section is in good agreement with available experimental data [Sullivan , Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1494 (2001)]. Though our fixed-nuclei calculations do not indicate the existence of a e(+)-H-2 virtual state, a proper description of the T matrix threshold behavior is essential (the adiabatic approximation is inadequate). The projection operator approach has long been a powerful tool for studies of nuclear dynamics in electron-molecule collisions, and its application to positron scattering is timely since couplings to nuclear degrees of freedom are known to be very important at low impact energies.|
|Editor:||Amer Physical Soc|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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