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Title: Hybrid theory of electron-hydrogen elastic scattering

Abstract

We report on a study of electron-hydrogen scattering, using a combination of a modified method of polarized orbitals and the optical potential formalism which does not require projection operators. The calculation is restricted to S waves in the elastic region, where the correlation functions are of Hylleraas type. It is found that the phase shifts are not significantly affected by the modification of the target function by a method similar to the method of polarized orbitals and they are close to the phase shifts calculated earlier by Bhatia and Temkin [Phys. Rev. A 64, 032709 (2001)]. This indicates that the correlation function is general enough to include the target distortions (polarization) in the presence of the incident electron, except for the scattering lengths for which the inclusion of polarization is essential for precision results. Results for the phase shifts, obtained in the present hybrid formalism, are rigorous lower bounds to the exact phase shifts.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Heliophysics Science Division, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20982333
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.75.032713; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ATOMS; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; CORRELATION FUNCTIONS; ELASTIC SCATTERING; ELECTRON-ATOM COLLISIONS; ELECTRONS; HYBRIDIZATION; HYDROGEN; MODIFICATIONS; PHASE SHIFT; POLARIZATION; POTENTIALS; S WAVES; SCATTERING LENGTHS

Citation Formats

Bhatia, A. K. Hybrid theory of electron-hydrogen elastic scattering. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.75.032713.
Bhatia, A. K. Hybrid theory of electron-hydrogen elastic scattering. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.75.032713.
Bhatia, A. K. Thu . "Hybrid theory of electron-hydrogen elastic scattering". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.75.032713.
@article{osti_20982333,
title = {Hybrid theory of electron-hydrogen elastic scattering},
author = {Bhatia, A. K.},
abstractNote = {We report on a study of electron-hydrogen scattering, using a combination of a modified method of polarized orbitals and the optical potential formalism which does not require projection operators. The calculation is restricted to S waves in the elastic region, where the correlation functions are of Hylleraas type. It is found that the phase shifts are not significantly affected by the modification of the target function by a method similar to the method of polarized orbitals and they are close to the phase shifts calculated earlier by Bhatia and Temkin [Phys. Rev. A 64, 032709 (2001)]. This indicates that the correlation function is general enough to include the target distortions (polarization) in the presence of the incident electron, except for the scattering lengths for which the inclusion of polarization is essential for precision results. Results for the phase shifts, obtained in the present hybrid formalism, are rigorous lower bounds to the exact phase shifts.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.75.032713},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 3,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}