Pseudopotential studies of e-H¿ collisions
Haggard, J. Alan
Lane, Neal F.
Master of Arts
Developments in the theory of electron scattering from molecules are delineated with the pseudopotential studies presented as an outgrowth of these undertakings. The coupled equations are educed in the pseudopotential framework, and elastic s-wave solutions are obtained without coupling of partial waves. A numerically simpler, though similar, treatment is presented and utilized to obtain results not too discrepant from those of the pseudopotentials. It is concluded that the approach is propitious but extensions of it should include the effects of partial wave coupling.