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Title:Accurate Quantum Mechanical Calculations of Hf-Hf Scattering Cross Sections
Author(s):Norton, Louis Gates
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Donald Secrest
Department / Program:Chemistry
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Chemistry, Physical
Abstract:A set of time-independent scattering calculations were performed on a system of two hydrogen flouride molecules. The log-derivative method was used in an attempt to calculate fully converged integral and differential cross sections for rotationally inelastic scattering with a high degree of accuracy. Scattering calculations on systems involving two diatomic molecules are computationally very difficult, and these calculations were made possible through the use of a new approximation involving graduated truncation of the basis set. Well converged results were obtained at an energy of 186.92 meV, enabling the calculation of accurate cross sections for transitions from the ground state. A lower energy of 16.87 meV proved to be extremely difficult to converge with respect to basis set size. Large basis sets (over 4000 basis functions) were required to produce well converged results for most J states studied.
Issue Date:1998
Description:152 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9912332
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998

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