Projectile scattering in one- and two-electron transitions

L. Gulyás, A. Igarashi, T. Kirchner

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Projectile angular distributions in one- and two-electron transitions in collisions of helium with energetic bare projectile impacts are discussed within the framework of Born and continuum distorted wave approximations. Characteristic critical scattering angles, due to projectileelectron interactions, are investigated under certain kinematical conditions in the projectile angular distributions. Only a single critical deflection, characteristic to the Thomas double-collision mechanism, is observed when a one-electron transition is considered, which is at variance with the recent experimental finding of an additional peak in the measured angular differential cross sections for single-electron capture in H +-He collisions (Gudmundsson et al 2010 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 43 185209). Multiple scattering theories predict more than one projectile critical deflection only when two or more electrons participate in the processes. The analyses are performed both for ionization and capture reactions, where scattering quantities for the latter transitions are derived from the former ones using continuity of transition amplitudes across the ionization limit.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085205
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 28 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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