Elastic and inelastic scattering of positrons from hydrogenlike ions

M. A. Abdel-Raouf

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The total elastic cross-sections of the collisions of positrons with various hydrogenlike targets (with nuclear charge Z=1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 11) are determined at 13 values of the incident energy lying below 6.8 e V(the positronium formation threshold of e+-H scattering). The inelastic scattering of positrons by the same targets is investigated for the first time at energies above the positronium formation thresholds. Both scattering processes are treated using a coupled-static formalism and an iterative Green's function partial wave expansion technique. The resulting cross-sections demonstrate the stability of this technique and emphasize the importance of exploring the aspects of positron-ion collisions more fundamentally on both theoretical and experimental levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-797
Number of pages7
JournalIl Nuovo Cimento D
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Charge transfer
  • Inelastic scattering of atoms and molecules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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