A new mechanism for the production of highly vibrationally excited OH in the mesosphere: an ab initio study of the reactions of O2(A 3Sigmau+ and A' 3Deltau)+H.

@article{Liu2005ANM,
  title={A new mechanism for the production of highly vibrationally excited OH in the mesosphere: an ab initio study of the reactions of O2(A 3Sigmau+ and A' 3Deltau)+H.},
  author={Jianjun Liu and Peng Zhang and Keiji Morokuma and Ramesh D. Sharma},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  year={2005},
  volume={122 10},
  pages={104315}
}
In an attempt to explain the observed nightglow emission from OH(v=10) in the mesosphere that has the energy greater than the exothermicity of the H+O(3) reaction, potential energy surfaces were calculated for reactions of high lying electronic states of O(2)(A (3)Sigma(u) (+) and A' (3)Delta(u)) with atomic hydrogen H((2)S) to produce the ground state… CONTINUE READING