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



Jabez J. McClelland, Michael H. Kelley, Robert Celotta


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.
Physical Review Letters


McClelland, J. , Kelley, M. and Celotta, R. (1985), Spin Dependence in Superelastic Electron Scattering from Na(3P), Physical Review Letters (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created December 31, 1984, Updated October 12, 2021