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Quasi-Molecular Approach to the Theory of Ion-Atom Collisions

  • J. S. Briggs

Abstract

The usefulness of recent calculations of the Hartree-Fock potential energy, electronic wavefunctions and orbital energies of a diatomic ion-atom collision pair in the description of elastic scattering and the excitation and radiative de-excitation of inner-shells is described. Good agreement with experimental data on K-shell vacancy production and x-ray emission indicates that the molecular promotion model of Fano and Lichten can be put on a quantitative basis.

Keywords

Elastic Scattering Internuclear Distance Correlation Diagram Screen Coulomb Potential Adiabatic Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Briggs
    • 1
  1. 1.Theoretical Physics DivisionA.E.R.E. HarwellDidcot, BerkshireEngland

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