Estimating inelastic heavy-particle – hydrogen collision data
II. Simplified model for ionic collisions and application to barium-hydrogen ionic collisions⋆
1 Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Postfach 1371, 85741 Garching, Germany
2 Department of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, Herzen University, 191186 St. Petersburg, Russia
Received: 1 September 2017
Accepted: 8 October 2017
Aims. A simplified model is derived for estimating rate coefficients for inelastic processes in low-energy collisions of heavy particles with hydrogen, in particular, the rate coefficients with high and moderate values. Such processes are important for non-local thermodynamic equilibrium modeling of cool stellar atmospheres.
Methods. The derived method is based on the asymptotic approach for electronic structure calculations and the Landau-Zener model for nonadiabatic transition probability determination.
Results. It is found that the rate coefficients are expressed via statistical probabilities and reduced rate coefficients. It is shown that the reduced rate coefficients for neutralization and ion-pair formation processes depend on single electronic bound energies of an atomic particle, while the reduced rate coefficients for excitation and de-excitation processes depend on two electronic bound energies. The reduced rate coefficients are calculated and tabulated as functions of electronic bound energies. The derived model is applied to barium-hydrogen ionic collisions. For the first time, rate coefficients are evaluated for inelastic processes in Ba+ + H and Ba2+ + H− collisions for all transitions between the states from the ground and up to and including the ionic state.
Key words: atomic data / atomic processes / stars: atmospheres
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