Fully Differential Investigation of Two-Center Interference in Dissociative Capture in p + H₂ Collisions
We have measured and calculated fully differential cross sections for vibrational dissociation following capture in 75-keV p + H2 collisions. For a molecular orientation perpendicular to the projectile beam axis and parallel to the transverse momentum transfer we observe a pronounced interference structure. The positions of the interference extrema suggest that the interference term is afflicted with a phase shift which depends on the projectile scattering angle. However, no significant dependence on the kinetic-energy release was observed. Considerable discrepancies between our calculations and experimental data were found.
S. Bastola et al., "Fully Differential Investigation of Two-Center Interference in Dissociative Capture in p + H₂ Collisions," Physical Review A, vol. 105, no. 3, article no. 32805, American Physical Society (APS), Mar 2022.
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This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-2011307.