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Publication Citation: Spin Dependence in Superelastic Electron Scattering from Na(3P)

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Author(s): Jabez J. McClelland; Michael H. Kelley; Robert Celotta;
Title: Spin Dependence in Superelastic Electron Scattering from Na(3P)
Published: January 01, 1985
Abstract: Measurements are presented of spin asymmetries for superelastic scattering of 10-eV spin-polarized electrons from the excited Na(3P3/2) state created by linearly polarized laser optical pumping. Asymmetries as large as 16% are observed in scattering from a state which is not spin polarized. Results are shown both as a function of scattering angle with fixed laser polarization direction, and as a function of the laser polarization direction at a fixed scattering angle.
Citation: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 55
Issue: 7
Pages: pp. 688 - 691
Research Areas: Atomic Physics