Electron impact elastic scattering by a calcium atom using the first order distorted wave method with a complex potential

Authors

  • V. E. Waswa Kenyatta University
  • E. O. Jobunga Technical University of Mombasa
  • P. K. Kariuki Kenyatta University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33886/ajpas.v3i2.298

Keywords:

Electron, Distorted wave, Complex potential, Cross section, Scattering

Abstract

Electron-atom scattering data is required in diverse fields of physics. In particular, inelastic collision cross sections data are needed in photonics and radiation physics. Elastic collision data, on the other hand, are useful in material science for surface analysis. There is a lack of accuracy and completeness of atomic data obtained using theoretical methods relative to experimental techniques. Furthermore, the distorted wave Born approximation method with a complex potential is yet to be applied in calculating cross sections. Differential and total cross sections have been calculated for electron-calcium scattering in the impact energy range 10 – 100 eV. There is good shape resonance between the present results with a complex potential and experimental values as well as other theoretical results

Author Biographies

V. E. Waswa, Kenyatta University

Department of Physics, Kenyatta University

E. O. Jobunga, Technical University of Mombasa

Department of Mathematics and Physics, Technical University of Mombasa

P. K. Kariuki, Kenyatta University

Department of Physics, Kenyatta University

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Published

2022-12-13

How to Cite

Waswa, V. E., Jobunga, E. O., & Kariuki, P. K. (2022). Electron impact elastic scattering by a calcium atom using the first order distorted wave method with a complex potential. African Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 3(2), 247–254. https://doi.org/10.33886/ajpas.v3i2.298

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