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The rotational excitation of H<sub>2</sub> by H<sub>2</sub>

D. R. Flower

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 297, issue 1, pages 334-336
Published in print June 1998 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online June 1998 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-8711.1998.01531.x
The rotational excitation of H2 by H2

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We present rate coefficients for rotational transitions induced in collisions between H2 molecules. Rotational levels J ≤ 8 and kinetic temperatures T ≤ 1000 K are considered. The interaction potential computed by Schwenke has been used, together with the quantal coupled channels method of calculating the cross-sections. Comparison is made with the more recent of previous results.

Keywords: molecular processes; shock waves

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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