James F. Babb

For modeling the pregalactic Universe's primordial gas to help answer "How did the galaxies form and evolve from the Big Bang?"

State resolved data for radiative association of H and H+ and for photodissociation of H2+, James F. Babb, ApJS, vol. 216 (2015), 21. You can read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint).

Rate Coefficients for Ro-vibrational Transitions in H2 Due to Collisions with He, N. Balakrishnan, M. Vieira, J. F. Babb, A. Dalgarno, R. C. Forrey, S. Lepp, Astrophys. J., vol. 524 (1999), 1122. Rate coefficient data is available in machine readable tables at Figshare, see v=2 para, v=2 ortho, v=3 para, v=3 ortho, v=4 para, v=4 ortho.

Molecule formation in dust-poor environments, J. F. Babb and K. P. Kirby, in "The molecular astrophysics of stars and galaxies-A volume honouring Alexander Dalgarno", T. W. Hartquist and D. A. Williams, eds., Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998, pp. 11-34.
This is a topical review.

For solar and stellar physics and and models of chemistry in the winds of young stellar objects.

Photodissociation cross sections for the hydrogen molecular ion, see Figshare project (2014). (also related to pregalactic modeling above).

For supernovae.

Radiative association and inverse predissociation of oxygen atoms, Physical Review A, vol. 51 (1995) 3021-3026. You can read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint).
The results of this study have been used in a model of the formation and destruction of silicon monoxide in a supernova, SN 1987A, see: Weihong Liu and A. Dalgarno, Astrophysical J., vol. 471 (1996), pp. 480-484 and (or?) Rob A. Gearhart, J. Craig Wheeler, and Douglas A. Swartz, Astrophysical J., vol. 510 (1999), pp. 944-966.

and also (no application known-yet!) The radiative association of O and O+ , J. F. Babb, Zhuang Fan, and A. Dalgarno, J. Quant. Spect. Rad. Transfer, vol. 52 (1994), pp. 161-166

Related to the spectroscopy of brown dwarf atmospheres.

Absorption spectrum in the wings of the potassium second resonance doublet broadened by helium, F. Shindo, J. F. Babb, K. Kirby, and K. Yoshino, J. Phys. B 40, 2841 (2007). Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.)

Theoretical study of sodium and potassium resonance lines pressure broadened by helium atoms, Cheng Zhu, James F. Babb, and Alex Dalgarno, Phys. Rev. A, 73 (2006), 012506. Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.)

Theoretical study of pressure broadening of lithium resonance lines by helium atoms, Cheng Zhu, James F. Babb, and Alex Dalgarno, Phys. Rev. A, 71 (2005), 052710. Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.)

and related studies,

Theoretical study of the absorption spectra of the sodium dimer, H.-K. Chung, K. Kirby, and J.F. Babb. Phys. Rev. A, 63 (2001), 32516. Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.) Text file approximation to the preprint. Utilizing improved data for the sodium dimer from photoassociation spectroscopy, Feshbach resonance studies, and ultracold atomic collisions, as well as other data, we calculated the absorption coefficients for light in hot sodium vapors.

Theoretical and experimental studies of sodium-xenon absorption spectra and applications to lighting, J.F. Babb, H.-K. Chung, M. Shurgalin, K. Yoshino, K. Kirby, and W. Parkinson, in ``Atomic Processes in Plasmas: Twelfth Topical Conference,'' R. C. Mancini and R. A. Phaneuf, eds., AIP Press, New York, 2000, pp. 190-200.

Theoretical study of the absorption spectra of the lithium dimer, H.-K. Chung, K. Kirby, and J. F. Babb, Phys. Rev. A 60 (1999), pp. 2002-2008. Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.) Text file approximation to the preprint.

See also:

Continuum absorption of vibrationally excited O2 from 200-320 nm, J. F. Babb, Y. Sun, M. J. Jamieson, A. Dalgarno, and A. C. Allison, J. Quant. Spect. Rad. Transfer, vol. 50 (1993), pp. 579-583; Correction, ibid., vol. 51 (1994) p. 787, Errata

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