Cold collisions of spin-polarized metastable hydrogen atoms

R. C. Forrey, S. Jonsell, A. Saenz, P. Froelich, A. Dalgarno

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Article number040701
Pages (from-to)407011-407014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume67
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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