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Elastic Electron Scattering from Helium: Absolute Experimental Cross Sections, Theory and Derived Interaction Potentials

MJ Brunger, SJ Buckman, LJ Allen, IE McCarthy

Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics | Published : 1992


We report new differential cross section measurements (E0 = 1.5–50eV) and coupled channel optical model calculations for elastic scattering of electrons from helium. The experimental results, from a crossed electron–atomic beam apparatus, are analysed via a complex phaseshift technique with the derived phaseshifts, and their associated errors, then being used to derive total elastic, total reaction, total momentum transfer and grand total cross sections, and their respective errors, in a mathematically rigorous manner. Further, we have applied fixed–energy inverse scattering techniques to the present data in order to deduce the interaction potential between the colliding particles. © 1992 IO..

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