Theory of dissociative recombination of a linear triatomic ion with permanent electric dipole moment: Study of HCO+
Abbreviated Journal Title
Phys. Rev. A
QUANTUM-DEFECT THEORY; POLAR-MOLECULES; GENERAL-FORM; AB-INITIO; SCATTERING; ENERGY; Optics; Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical
We present a theoretical description of dissociative recombination of triatomic molecular ions having large permanent dipole moments. The study has been partly motivated by a discrepancy between experimental and theoretical cross sections for dissociative recombination of the HCO+ ion. The HCO+ ion has a considerable permanent dipole moment (D approximate to 4 D), which has not been taken explicitly into account in previous theoretical studies. In the present study, we include explicitly the effect of the permanent electric dipole on the dynamics of the incident electron using the generalized quantum defect theory, and we present the resulting cross section obtained. This demonstrates the possibility of applying generalized quantum defect theory to the dissociative recombination of molecular ions.
Physical Review A
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