Title

Second-Order Distorted Wave Calculation for Elastic and Inelastic Electron-Sodium Scattering

Abstract

Second-order distorted wave calculations are reported for elastic scattering and excitation of the 32P°, 42S, and 42P° states of sodium by 10-150 eV electrons. The second-order results are summed over bound intermediate states and integrated over continuum intermediate states to numerical convergence. The effects of atomic charge cloud polarization and exchange distortion are isolated and examined. Experimental and theoretical results are compared for differential cross sections, spin asymmetry parameters, transferred angular momentum, and triplet/singlet ratios. It is found that the second-order results are typically in reasonably good agreement with experiment for energies above about 10 eV.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Atomic charge; Differential cross section; Distorted-wave calculations; Exchange distortion; Intermediate state; Numerical convergence; Second orders; Spin asymmetry; Theoretical result; Distortion (waves); Sodium; Elastic scattering

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0953-4075

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1992 Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, All rights reserved.

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