R-matrix propagation methods in inelastic and reactive collisions

John C. Light, Robert B. Walker, Ellen B. Stechel, Thomas G. Schmalz

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The recently developed R-matrix propagation method for solution of the coupled linear differential equations of quantum scattering theory is briefly reviewed. The adaptations of the method to handle simple inelastic scattering problems in a fixed internal basis, atom-molecule reaction scattering using reaction coordinates and a varying internal basis, and change transfer using nonorthogonal coordinates and an atom-centered nonorthogonal basis are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-97
Number of pages9
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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