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The effects of the coulomb interaction between outgoing electrons in electron impact ionization processes

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"Electron Impact ionization of atoms provides a fundamental test of the current understanding of atomic structure as well our understanding of the three body problem. The Distorted Wave Born Approximation (DWBA) has been one of the most successful theoretical approaches for studying atomic ionization particularly for heavier atoms. One of the important shortcomings of the DWBA lies in the neglect of the final state electron-electron interaction [often called the post collision interaction (PCI)] in the final state wavefunction. In this work, we have generalized the DWBA to include PCI and we have labeled the new approach 3DW"--Abstract, page iv.



Degree Name

Ph. D. in Physics


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2005

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Role of the post collision interaction in electron-impact ionization of argon and krypton
  • Coplanar symmetric (e,2e) cross sections of krypton 4s ionization
  • Proceedings from International Conference of Photonic Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC)
  • Study of exchange distortion and post collision interaction for intermediate energy electron impact ionization of argon
  • Doubly differential cross sections for ionization of xenon by spin polarized electrons


xi, 108 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2005 Andrew Richard Prideaux, All rights reserved.

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Dissertation - Citation

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Subject Headings

Electron impact ionization
Collisions (Nuclear physics)
Heavy particles (Nuclear physics)

Thesis Number

T 8725

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