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Green 1976

Green, S., 1976: On the accuracy of the "decoupled l-dominant" approximation for atom-molecule scattering. J. Chem. Phys., 65, 68-70, doi:10.1063/1.432756.

Cross sections for rotational excitation and spectral pressure broadening of HD, HCl, CO, and HCN due to collisions with low energy He atoms have been computed within the "decoupled l-dominant" (DLD) approximation recently suggested by DePristo and Alexander; these are compared with accurate close coupling results and also with two similar approximations, the effective potential of Rabitz and the coupled states of McGuire and Kouri. These collision systems are all dominated by short-range repulsive interactions although they have varying degrees of anisotropy and inelasticity. The coupled states method is expected to be valid for such systems, but they should be a severe test to the DLD approximation which is expected to be better for long-range interactions. Nonetheless, DLD predictions of state-to-state cross sections are rather good, being only slightly less accurate than coupled states results. DLD is far superior to either the coupled states or effective potential methods for pressure broadening calculations, although it may not be uniformly of the quantitative accuracy desirable for obtaining intermolecular potentials from experimental data.

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  author={Green, S.},
  title={On the accuracy of the "decoupled l-dominant" approximation for atom-molecule scattering},
  journal={J. Chem. Phys.},

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ID  - gr07600n
AU  - Green, S.
PY  - 1976
TI  - On the accuracy of the "decoupled l-dominant" approximation for atom-molecule scattering
JA  - J. Chem. Phys.
VL  - 65
SP  - 68
EP  - 70
DO  - 10.1063/1.432756
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