Inelastic collisions of positrons with lithium and sodium atoms

M. A. Abdel-Raouf

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Detailed investigations of the inelastic scattering of positrons by lithium and sodium atoms are presented. The targets are described using the Clementi-Roetti wavefunctions within the framework of the one-valence-electron model. The partial cross sections for eight values of the total angular momentum I, (corresponding to 0<or=l<or=7) are calculated at 25 values of the incident energy k12 (0.1<or=k1 2<or=1000 eV) using the coupled-static approximation. The resulting total elastic and positronium formation cross sections are compared with those determined by other authors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number019
Pages (from-to)2331-2352
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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