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Spin-Resolved Elastic Scattering of Electrons from Sodium

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Author(s)

Steven R. Lorentz, R E. Scholten, Jabez J. McClelland, Michael H. Kelley, Robert Celotta

Abstract

Angle-resolved ratios of the separate triplet and singlet spin channel cross sections have been measured for elastic scattering of spin-polarized electrons from optically pumped spin-polarized sodium atoms. The triplet-to-singlet ratios axe reported at incident energies of 4.1, 10.0, and 20.0 eV for scattering angles from 20° to 140°. The data demonstrate that spin-exchange scattering plays an important role in the description of electron scattering from sodium at these energies. Comparisons are made with the results of several close-coupling theoretical calculations.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume
47
Issue
4

Citation

Lorentz, S. , Scholten, R. , McClelland, J. , Kelley, M. and Celotta, R. (1993), Spin-Resolved Elastic Scattering of Electrons from Sodium, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created March 31, 1993, Updated October 12, 2021