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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 193–199 | Cite as

Electron-electron bremsstrahlung for bound target electrons

  • E. HaugaEmail author
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Abstract

For the process of electron-electron (e-e) bremsstrahlung the momentum and energy distributions of the recoiling electrons are calculated in the laboratory frame. In order to get the differential cross section and the photon spectrum for target electrons which are bound to an atom, these formulae are multiplied by the incoherent scattering function and numerically integrated over the recoil energy. The effect of atomic binding is most pronounced at low energies of the incident electrons and for target atoms of high atomic numbers. The results are compared to those of previous calculations.

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41.60.-m Radiation by moving charges 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Astronomie und AstrophysikUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany

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