Title

Projectile Interactions in Theoretical Triple Differential Cross Sections for Simultaneous Excitation-Ionization of Helium

Abstract

The importance of projectile interactions in triple differential cross sections (TDCS) is explored for the problem of simultaneous excitation-ionization of helium by electron impact using a new approach that we call the four-body distorted wave model (4DW). The 4DW model includes all projectile interactions, namely initial- and final-state projectile-target interactions, and the post-collision interaction between the two continuum electrons. Results are presented for an incident electron energy of 500 eV and are compared to experimental data, as well as a second-order R-matrix theory and the first Born approximation. Results for absolute TDCS ratios of ionization without excitation to excitation-ionization are also presented.

Department(s)

Physics

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Keywords and Phrases

Atomic Physics; Molecular Physics

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, All rights reserved.

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