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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 3, S1040 (2008)

Regular Articles

Comparison of Charge Transfer in Proton Collisions with Methane and Silane for Simulations of Cold Plasma Impurities
Syo FUKATA, Mineo KIMURA, Yan LI1), Heinz-Peter LIEBERMANN1), Robert J. BUENKER1) and Lukáš PICHL2)
Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University, Hakozaki 6-10-1, Fukuoka, 812-8581, Japan
Theoretische Chemie, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Gaußstraße 20, Wuppertal, 42119, Germany
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Nöthnitzer Straße 38, Dresden, 01187, Germany
(Received 19 November 2007 / Accepted 9 January 2008 / Published 4 August 2008)


Theoretical cross sections values for electron capture by proton impacting on methane and silane molecules are presented, based on the multi-reference single- and double-excitation configuration interaction calculation of electronic structures of collision intermediates, and compared with the available semi-empirical formulas recommended for fusion plasma simulations. The current results may apply not only to the simulations of fusion edge plasmas, but also plasmas of technological interest.


electron capture, hydrocarbons, molecular orbital close coupling, silanium, methanium

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.3.S1040


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Syo FUKATA, Mineo KIMURA, Yan LI, Heinz-Peter LIEBERMANN, Robert J. BUENKER and Lukáš PICHL, Plasma Fusion Res. 3, S1040 (2008).