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Theory of Atomic Collisions

  • Igor I. Sobel’man
  • Leonid A. Vainshtein
  • Evgenii A. Yukov
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Part of the Springer Series on Atoms+Plasmas book series (SSAOPP, volume 15)

Abstract

In this chapter the fundamentals of the general theory of electron collisions with atoms and ions are considered. The treatment begins with the simplest case of scattering in a central field. The quasi-classical (impact parameter) approximation for scattering phases η(p) and their connection with quantum phases ηλ are obtained. Formulas expressing the cross sections in terms of unitary S matrices are given.

Keywords

Total Cross Section Elastic Scattering Inelastic Scattering Polarization Potential Atomic Collision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor I. Sobel’man
    • 1
  • Leonid A. Vainshtein
    • 1
  • Evgenii A. Yukov
    • 1
  1. 1.P. N. Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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