Non-adiabatic interactions in charge transfer collisions

Marie Christine Bacchus-Montabonel, Emese Rozsályi, Erika Bene, Gábor J. Halász, Ágnes Vibók

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An analysis of the charge transfer mechanism in the collision of multiply charged ions with molecular and biomolecular targets is performed, considering the non-adiabatic interactions between the molecular states involved. Collisions of doubly charged C 2+ ions on small molecular targets, CO and OH, have been investigated, together with the analysis of charge transfer between C 4+ ions on uracil and halouracil biomolecular targets. The process is studied theoretically by means of ab-initio molecular calculations followed by a semi-classical treatment of the collision dynamics. The influence of rotational couplings is discussed with regard to the collision energy. Strong anisotropic and vibration effects are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149-1156
Number of pages8
JournalCentral European Journal of Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - May 28 2013


  • ab-initio calculations
  • non-adiabatic interactions
  • semi-classical dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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