Abstract

The method of polarized orbitals used in calculating electron-atom scattering amplitudes has two obvious flaws: the wave function is discontinuous, and the method is not variationally based. These are corrected in a somewhat arbitrary manner, and it is found that the results then depend upon a parameter of the theory sufficiently strongly that there are serious doubts about the predictive nature of the theory.

Department(s)

Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0031899X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

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© 1968 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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