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Shape and core-excited resonances in thiophene

Loupas, Alexandra ; Regeta, Khrystyna ; Allan, Michael ; Gorfinkiel, Jimena D.

In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2018, vol. 122, no. 4, p. 1146–1155

We present a comprehensive study of resonance formation in electron collisions with thiophene. Detailed calculations have been performed using the ab initio R-matrix method. Absolute differential cross sections for electron impact excitation up to 18 eV and for two scattering angles, 90 and 135°, have been measured. Agreement between the calculated and measured experimental cross sections is... Mehr

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    Summary
    We present a comprehensive study of resonance formation in electron collisions with thiophene. Detailed calculations have been performed using the ab initio R-matrix method. Absolute differential cross sections for electron impact excitation up to 18 eV and for two scattering angles, 90 and 135°, have been measured. Agreement between the calculated and measured experimental cross sections is very good. Three shape resonances previously described, two of π* character and one σ*, as well as a number of resonances of core-excited or mixed character are identified and characterized in the calculations. The measured cross sections provide experimental confirmation for a number of the core-excited resonances. The link between these resonances and prior DEA experiments is discussed.