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Journal of Physical Chemistry
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An improved bessel uniform approximation of noninteger order for use in semiclassical collision theory: Application to vibrationally inelastic molecular collisions

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Abstract

A new choice for the order of the semiclassical noninteger Bessel uniform approximation is proposed and used to calculate transition probabilities for collinear atom-oscillator collisions. Calculations have been performed for two collision systems: a Morse oscillator interacting via an exponential potential and a harmonic oscillator interacting via a Lennard-Jones potential. Results are reported for both classically allowed and classically forbidden transitions. The new noninteger Bessel approximation remains accurate in situations where earlier uniform approximations break down. © 1986 American Chemical Society.

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01 May 2002

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Journal of Physical Chemistry

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