New cross sections for the electron-impact resonant vibrational excitation of CO2 molecule are calculated, for the symmetric stretching mode, as a function of the incident electron energy and for the transitions (υ i , 0,0)→(νf , 0,0) with νi = 0,1,2 and for some selected value of νf in the interval νi ≤νf ≤10. A resonance potential curve and associated widths are calculated using the R-matrix method. Rate coefficients, calculated by assuming a Maxwellian electron energy distribution function, are also presented for the same (νi , 0,0)→(νf , 0,0) transitions.

Electron-impact cross sections and rate coefficients for resonant vibrational excitations involving the diatomic species N2, NO, CO, O2 and H2, for multi-quantic and mono-quantic transitions, are reviewed along with the cross sections and rates for the process of the dissociative electron attachment to H2 molecule, involving a Rydberg excited resonant state of the H2- ion.

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