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Spin Dependent Superelastic Scattering from Pure Angular Momentum States of Na(3P)

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Author(s)

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

Abstract

Spin asymmetries are presented for superelastic scattering of spin-polarized electrons from spin-polarized ML=+1 and ML=-1 states of the Na 3P3/2 atom. The incident-energy dependence at a scattering angle of 30° is shown for energies of 1.26 to 11.76 eV. In addition, angular dependences over the range 5° to 40° are given at 2.0 and 9.26 eV. Large differences are seen between the spin asymmetries for the two ML sublevels of the excited state, with the ML=-1 asymmetry reaching a value of 100% at 2 eV and 35° scattering angle, corresponding to pure singlet scattering.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
56
Issue
13

Citation

McClelland, J. , Kelley, M. and Celotta, R. (1986), Spin Dependent Superelastic Scattering from Pure Angular Momentum States of Na(3P), Physical Review Letters (Accessed May 23, 2024)

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Created March 31, 1986, Updated February 19, 2017