Comparison of experimental and computed vibrationally inelastic rate constants for Li2 A 1Σ+u–Ne collisions

Gao, Yunxiao; Stewart, Brian
July 1995
Journal of Chemical Physics;7/8/1995, Vol. 103 Issue 2, p860
Academic Journal
We report measurements of level-resolved rate constants for inelastic scattering in the Li2 A 1Σ+u–Ne system, with initial molecular quantum numbers vi=2 and ji=30. The measurements include rotationally and vibrationally inelastic rate constants with |Δv|≤2. Comparison is made with rate constants computed from classical trajectories on a recently reported ab initio potential energy surface. Our work constitutes the first comparison between experiment and calculation on an accurate potential for level-resolved vibrationally inelastic scattering. © 1995 American Institute of Physics.


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