Electronic transitions in molecules due to neutron scattering

V. N. Fleurov*, V. I. Goldanskii

*Corresponding author for this work

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The cross section for inelastic neutron scattering by a diatomic molecule is calculated. Scattering accompanied by electronic excitation of the molecule is shown to be more probable, under certain conditions, than that accompanied by purely vibrational excitation. The possibility of a neutron-stimulated tunneling transition of the molecule is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1980
Externally publishedYes


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