Theory and application of hydrogen formation in proton-alkali atom collision


Abstract: The possibility of producing more hydrogen during p-alkali atom collisions is discussed. The coupled static approximation is modified for the first time to make it applicable to the multichannel problem of the collisions of p-alkali atoms. The formation of H (1s) and excited H (in 2s- and 2p- states) in the scattering of p-Li atoms is treated to test the convergence of our method. The modified method is used to calculate the total cross-sections of seven partial waves in a range of energy between 50 and 1000 keV. Our p-Li results are compared with earlier ones.

Keywords: Proton-alkali, hydrogen formation, excited hydrogen formation, cross-sections

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