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Publication Citation: Spin-Resolved Elastic Scattering of Electrons from Sodium Below the Inelastic Threshold

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Author(s): Steven R. Lorentz; R E. Scholten; Jabez J. McClelland; Michael H. Kelley; Robert Celotta;
Title: Spin-Resolved Elastic Scattering of Electrons from Sodium Below the Inelastic Threshold
Published: December 30, 1991
Abstract: A very stringent test of low-energy electron-atom collision theory is made in the most favorable energy regime for the close-coupling approximation. Data are presented as exchange asymmetries in angle-resolved elastic scattering of spin-polarized electrons from spin-polarized sodium atoms. Data are reported for two incident energies, 1.0 and 1.6 eV, both of which are below the first excited-state threshold. The angular range is 20°-142.5°. The close-coupling approximation is found to give excellent agreement with experiment at both energies.
Citation: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 67
Issue: 27
Pages: pp. 3761 - 3763
Research Areas: Atomic Physics