The eikonal distorted-wave Born approximation (DWBA) developed recently by Chen, Joachain, and Watson is applied to atom-atom excitation in the intermediate energy range. In this paper the excitation of a hydrogen atom to the 2s, 2p±, or 2p0 state by hydrogen impact is considered. Differential cross sections are presented. Total cross sections are presented and compared to previous calculations. It is shown that the eikonal DWBA results for the total cross section approach the two-state distortion-approximation results in the limit of high energy and very-small-angle scattering.
R. H. Shields and J. Peacher, "Eikonal Approximation Applied to Atom-Atom Excitation at Intermediate Energies: Excitation of H by H," Physical Review A, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 743-751, American Physical Society (APS), Feb 1974.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.9.743
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