Title

Elastic and Inelastic Scattering of Electrons from Potassium

Abstract

We have examined elastic and inelastic scattering of electrons from potassium, For the case of elastic scattering, we have compared potential scattering theory and perturbation theory. If one wishes to use the potential scattering approach, it is shown that both the non-local effects of polarization and absorption must be properly modelled to get accurate elastic differential cross sections. The second-order distorted wave results for elastic scattering and excitation of the (4p)2P and (5p)2P states are compared with existing experimental data and a very recent close coupling calculation for energies between 7 and 100 eV.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Close coupling calculation; Differential cross section; Distorted waves; Elastic and inelastic scattering; Non-local effect; Perturbation theory; Potential scattering; Second orders; Elastic scattering; Electron scattering; Potassium; Inelastic scattering

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0953-4075

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1995 Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, All rights reserved.

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