The ionization process in Argon collisions which show significant post-prior discrepancies when nonorthogonal bound and continuum atomic orbitals were used for the construction of initial and final states was discussed. The medium and high impact energy range where high order perturbative models are applicable were considered. It was observed that the orthogonal atomic orbitals were important in producing unbiased results from which conclusions about the quality of the model potential or the perturbative method could be drawn. It was found that the post or prior version could yield better agreement with experiment in specific regions of collision parameters.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics