The eikonal distorted-wave Born approximation developed recently by Chen, Joachain, and Watson is applied to hydrogen excitation by helium impact in the intermediate-energy range. The differential and total cross sections for the excitation of the hydrogen atom to the 2s, 2p±, or 2p0 state by helium impact are presented. These results are compared to experiment and previous calculations. The differential cross section for the excitation of hydrogen to the 2s state compares well with the experimental data of Thomas and Sauers in shape and slope, but has a discrepancy in magnitude.
J. Peacher and R. H. Shields, "Eikonal Distorted-Wave Calculation for the Excitation of H by He," Physical Review A, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 2371-2377, American Physical Society (APS), Jun 1974.
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