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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Cross sections, polarization and orientation in electron-impact excitation to Ne-*(2p(5)3p) states
Author: Baerveldt, AW
Westerveld, WB
van Eck, J
Heideman, HGM
Meneses, GD
Csanak, G
Clark, REH
Abdallah, J
Abstract: This work reports results from a comprehensive experimental and theoretical study of the electron-impact excitation of some levels belonging to the (2p(5)3p) configuration in neon. We performed electron-polarized photon coincidence experiments for the excitation of the 3p'[3/2](2) 3p[3/2](2), 3p[5/2](2) and 3p[5/2](3) levels in neon where the polarized photon emitted in the Ne*(2p(5)3p) --> Ne*(2p(5)3s) radiative decay was detected in coincidence with the scattered electron. We report experimental results for the Stokes parameters P-i (i = 1,2, 3, 4), for an incident electron energy of E = 80 eV in the electron scattering angular range of 22 degrees-70 degrees, and for E = 50 eV for the angle of 22 degrees, thus supplementing results reported earlier for this energy for the angular range 30 degrees-70 degrees. We also report here theoretical distorted-wave approximation (DWA) and first-order many-body theory (FOMBT) results for the same excitations and electron energies for the integral cross sections (ICSs), for differential cross sections (DCSs). and for Stokes parameters. Our theoretical results are compared with all available experimental results. A detailed discussion and some conclusions with respect to the physics involved in the excitation processes considered here are then presented. We also give a theoretical discussion about the nature of the information that can be obtained about the collision process by analysing the experimental data. In particular, in this study we found both experimentally and numerically that the angular momentum transferred to the target, L-perpendicular to, as a function of electron scattering angle is the same, within experimental error, for the states with total angular momentum J = 2.
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Iop Publishing Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1088/0953-4075/31/3/022
Date Issue: 1998
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