Title

Does the Time-Dependent Close-Coupling Approximation Predict Symmetric Single Differential Cross Sections for Electron Ionization of Hydrogen?

Abstract

The single differential cross section (SDCS) for electron-impact single ionization should be symmetrical about half the total energy of the system. However, numerical results for the convergent close-coupling approximation do not exhibit this symmetry. Consequently, a controversy has arisen as to whether this is characteristic for all fully converged time-independent close-coupling calculations or whether this indicates a lack of convergence. In this paper, the behaviour of the SDCS is examined for time-dependent close-coupling calculations and it is found that a fully converged calculation would be symmetrical about half the total energy.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Approximation theory; Electrons; Ionization; Close-coupling approximations; Hydrogen

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0953-4075

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2000 IOP, Bristol, United Kingdom, All rights reserved.

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