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Title: Theoretical studies of low energy electron collisions with small molecular clusters
Author: Caprasecca, Stefano
Awarding Body: The Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2010
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Abstract:
We developed and tested a new approach to treat low energy electron collisions with molecular clusters, called Multiple Scattering, which simplifies the scattering process by dividing the target cluster into molecular sub-units; ab initio methods are employed to calculate collisional data for the electron - sub-unit scattering process, which is later combined by the Multiple Scattering method to account for the interference between sub-units. We applied the novel method to the scattering from water and formic acid clusters; the results (cross sections) were compared to other theoretical and experimental results, showing good agreement. The ab initio R-matrix method was employed both for producing the collisional information on the sub-units and also for calculating comparison cross sections where previous results were not available.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.527453  DOI: Not available
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