Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 15–23 | Cite as

KeV channeling effects in the Mott scattering of electrons and positrons

  • Malcolm H. Mac Gregor


High-energy scattering experiments mandate a point-like charge on the electron. However, the spectroscopic properties of the electron suggest an overall Compton-sized geometry. Adopting the model of a Compton-sized electron or positron that has a equatorial point charge, we use detailed computer calculations of classical Coulomb scattering off atomic nuclei to delineate the boundaries of a narrow energy window, in the KeV range, in which finite-size effects should be observable. Some experimental evidence for these finite-size effects can be found in the published literature.

Key words

anomalous Mott scattering electron models KeV Mott channeling 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm H. Mac Gregor
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

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