The determination of cross sections and rate coefficients for collisions of two spin-polarized metastable hydrogen atoms at low energies and temperatures was discussed. Complex scaling and Feshbach projection methods were considered for the determination of molecular potential-energy curves. Ionization caused the collisional quenching of the metastable atoms at temperatures below 20 mK.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Apr 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics