Theoretical electron impact total cross sections for tetrahydrofuran (C4H8O)

  • Mohit Swadia
  • Yogesh Thakar
  • Minaxi Vinodkumar
  • Chetan Limbachiya
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Issue: Low-Energy Interactions related to Atmospheric and Extreme Conditions


We report electron impact total cross sections for tetrahydrofuran (C4H8O) from ionization threshold to 5 keV. We have employed Spherical Complex Optical Potential (SCOP) to calculate total cross sections QT, total inelastic cross sections Qinel and total elastic cross sections Qel and have used Complex Scattering Potential – ionization contribution (CSP-ic) formalisms to compute total ionization cross sections Qion and summed total excitation cross sections ∑ Qexc. We have compared our cross sections with available experimental as well as theoretical results and have found good agreement wherever available. This is the maiden attempt to report the total excitation cross sections for this target.

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© EDP Sciences, SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Heeraben Vitthalbhai Hemdas Patel Institute of Postgraduate Studies and ResearchKadiIndia
  2. 2.Maneklal Nanchand CollegeVisnagarIndia
  3. 3.Vithalbhai Patel and Rajratna PT Patel Science College, VallabhVidyanagarIndia
  4. 4.The Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaVadodaraIndia

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