ItemRole of excited N2 in the production of nitric oxide(2007) Campbell, Laurence; Cartwright, D C; Brunger, Michael James ItemElectron-impact excitation of the B1[Sigma]+u and C1[Pi]u electronic states of H2(2008) Brunger, Michael James; Kato, H; Kawahara, H; Hoshino, M; Tanaka, Hiroshi; Campbell, Laurence ItemNorbornane: An investigation into its valence electronic structure using electron momentum spectroscopy, and density functional and Green's function theories(2004) Winkler, D A; Newell, W R; Nixon, Kate Louise; Wang, F; Trout, Neil Alan; Maddern, Todd Michael; Campbell, Laurence; Brunger, Michael James; Knippenberg, S; Deleuze, M; Francois, J-P ItemClosed-form expressions for state-to-state charge-transfer differential cross sections in a modified Faddeev three-body approach(2007) Ghanbari Adivi, E; Brunger, Michael James; Bolorizadeh, Mohammad Agha; Campbell, Laurence ItemCarbon dioxide electron cooling rates in the atmospheres of Mars and Venus(2008) Campbell, Laurence; Brunger, Michael James; Rescigno, T N ItemElectron Collisions in our Atmosphere - How the Microscopic Drives the Macroscopic(American Institute of Physics, 2005) Buckman, Stephen J; Brunger, Michael James; Campbell, Laurence; Jelisavcic, M; Petrovic, Z L ItemRole of electronic excited N2 in vibrational excitation of the N2 ground state at high latitudes(2006) Campbell, Laurence; Cartwright, D C; Brunger, Michael James; Teubner, Peter John ItemInfrared Auroral Emissions Driven by Resonant Electron Impact Excitation of NO molecules(2004) Campbell, Laurence; Brunger, Michael James; Buckman, Stephen J; Jelisavcic, M; Petrovic, Z L; Panajotovic, R ItemElectron cooling by carbon monoxide in the atmospheres of Mars and Venus(BioMed Central - http://www.biomedcentral.com, 2008-02-04) Campbell, Laurence; Brunger, Michael JamesElectron cooling, in which free electrons lose energy to vibrational excitation of gases, has been identified as a significant process in the atmospheres of Mars and Venus for electron impact on CO2. This process does not appear to have been evaluated for CO, although the density of CO exceeds that of CO2 in the upper atmospheres of these planets. In this paper electron cooling rates for CO are calculated and compared with existing rates for CO2. It is found that electron cooling by CO becomes more significant than by CO2 above altitudes of about 300 km on Mars and about 168 km on Venus. The sensitivity of the calculated cooling rates to different measurements of the integral cross sections for electron-impact vibrational excitation of CO is also investigated.