LiH formation by radiative association in Li++H collisions


★ E-mail: (ASD)† Visiting Fellow, on leave from Department of Physics, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK.


Using a fully quantal description of the process, the radiative association rate coefficient for formation of LiH during Li++H collisions is estimated for temperatures between 50 and 10 000 K. The rate coefficient is at least five orders of magnitude larger than that for Li(2s)+H(1s) radiative association.