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Spin-polarization, Orientation, and Alignment in Electron-Atom Collisions

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Author(s)

Michael H. Kelley

Abstract

The use of state-selection techniques has added greatly to our fundamental understanding of electron-atom collision phenomena. In particular, measurements of atomic orientation and alignment in electron impact excitation, and measurements of spin dependence in both elastic and inelastic scattering, provide substantially more detail about collision processes than conventional measurements of differential corss sections alone. This work reviews recent experiments which, through the use of spin dependence and atomic orientation and alignment, attempt to provide the most complete characterization possible of electron-atom collision phenomena.
Proceedings Title
16th International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions
Conference Dates
July 26-August 1, 1989
Conference Location
New York, NY

Keywords

COLLISIONS, PHYSICS

Citation

Kelley, M. (1990), Spin-polarization, Orientation, and Alignment in Electron-Atom Collisions, 16th International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions, New York, NY, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=620338 (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created January 1, 1990, Updated February 19, 2017