Tables and Formulas for the Estimation of Effective Cross Sections

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


In this chapter, tables of cross sections and rate coefficients of excitation and ionization by electron impact and rate coefficients of dielectronic recombination are given. The cross sections and rate coefficients are presented in the form of products of angular and radial factors, the latter being expressed in analytical form containing two or three adjusted parameters. The tabulated parameters are obtained from the results of numerical calculations. The first section contains a description of the contents of the tables and relevant fitting formulas. In the second and third sectins of the chapter the formulas for angular factors are given which are necessary for applying the tables.


Rate Coefficient Ionization Cross Section Excitation Cross Section Effective Cross Section Exchange Cross Section 
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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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