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Theory of direct scattering of neutral and charged atomsThe theory for direct elastic and inelastic collisions between composite atomic systems formulated within the framework of the Glauber approximation is presented. It is shown that the phase-shift function is the sum of a point Coulomb contribution and of an expression in terms of the known electron-hydrogen-atom and proton-hydrogen-atom phase shift function. The scattering amplitude is reexpressed, the pure Coulomb scattering in the case of elastic collisions between ions is isolated, and the exact optical profile function is approximated by a first-order expansion in Glauber theory which takes into account some multiple collisions. The approximate optical profile function terms corresponding to interactions involving one and two electrons are obtained in forms of Meijer G functions and as a one-dimensional integral, and for collisions involving one or two neutral atoms, the scattering amplitude is further reduced to a simple closed-form expression.
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Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Franco, V.
(Brooklyn College Brooklyn, N.Y., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: Physical Review A - General Physics
Subject Category
Nuclear And High-Energy Physics
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