Amplitude reconstruction in charged particles scattering

  • C. Marty
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 236)


It is shown how to obtain, in modulus and phase, the forward short-range amplitude in the elastic channel for a collision between charged particles. The problem The reconstruction ofthe short range or, as often called, the nuclear amplitude fN(θ) □ fN will be discussed in the following sections and some new data presented. One consider two spinless, non identical, particles with charges Z1e,Z2e (e electron charge).If these charges are localized in points the pure Coulomb amplitude fC(θ) □ fc can be obtained in a closed form /1/ as well as the corresponding Rutherford cross-section dσ C/dω = |fC|2. The amplitude fC is governed by the Sommerfeld parameter n = Z1Z2e2/v,where v is the relative velocity of the two particles. When the long range potential is due to charges spread in space superimposed to short-range interactions, new elastic amplitude f(θ)□ f and cross-section dσ/dω = |f|2 are computed. The short range or nuclear amplitude is by definition fN = f − fC. f and fC are not functions but distributions /2/ and it is always assumed here that
$$f_N \in c^2 [0,\pi ]$$
A non-linear equation between fN and the two above cross-sections is easily derived as
$$d\sigma /d\Omega - d\sigma _C /d\Omega = |f_N |^2 + 2\operatorname{Re} f_C^ * f_N$$

In (2) the LHS can be obtained from measurements in the elastic channel from some angle θ0 up to π .Equation (2) is very difficult to analyze and the author is not aware of any formal discussion of it as it is the case for standard amplitude reconstruction /3/. The experimentalists interested by these problems have given methods appropriate to find the solution(s) fN of (2) at a given energy E taking into account errors of measurement (for references see /4/). The new results concerning fN are not obtained from (2) but from an other equation derived from it.


Elastic Channel Forward Zone Sommerfeld Parameter Quantum Scattering Theory Amplitude Reconstruction 
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  • C. Marty
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  1. 1.Division de Physique ThéoriqueInstitut de Physique NucléaireOrsay CedexFrance

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