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Angle-differential cross sections and spin-asymmetry parameters for spin-polarized electron-impact excitation of spin-polarized cesium atoms

Baum, G., Förster, S., Pavlović, N., Roth, B., Bartschat, K. and Bray, I. (2004) Angle-differential cross sections and spin-asymmetry parameters for spin-polarized electron-impact excitation of spin-polarized cesium atoms. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 70 (1).

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Abstract

Relative angle-differential cross sections and spin-asymmetry parameters are presented for spin-polarized electron-impact excitation of spin-polarized cesium atoms for incident projectile energies ranging from 5 eV to 25 eV. The experimental data, obtained in the angular range of 40° to 140°, are compared with predictions from a nonrelativistic convergent close-coupling treatment for the differential cross section and the (spin) exchange asymmetry and from a semirelativistic R matrix with pseudostates approach. The latter also yields nonzero values for two other spin asymmetries that require the presence of explicitly relativistic effects such as the spin-orbit interaction. The overall agreement between the experimental data and the theoretical predictions is satisfactory.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Copyright: © 2004 The American Physical Society
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10125
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