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NIST Electron Elastic-Scattering Cross-Section Database, Version 4.0



Cedric J. Powell, Aleksander Jablonski, Francesc Salvat, Angela Y. Lee


Version 4.0 of this database (SRD 64) provides values of differential elastic-scattering cross sections, total elastic-scattering cross sections, phase shifts, and transport cross sections for elements with atomic numbers from 1 to 96 and for electron energies between 50 eV and 300 keV (in steps of 1 eV). Knowledge of elastic-scattering effects is important for the development of theoretical models for quantitative analysis by Auger-electron spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, electron microprobe analysis, and analytical electron microscopy. An analysis of available elastic-scattering cross-section data has been published [A. Jablonski, F. Salvat, and C. J. Powell, J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 33, 409 (2004)].
Natl Std. Ref. Data Series (NIST NSRDS) - 64
Report Number


differential cross sections, elastic scattering, electrons, total elastic-scattering cross sections, transport cross sections


Powell, C. , Jablonski, A. , Salvat, F. and Lee, A. (2016), NIST Electron Elastic-Scattering Cross-Section Database, Version 4.0, Natl Std. Ref. Data Series (NIST NSRDS), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 18, 2024)


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Created September 14, 2016, Updated January 27, 2020