Interaction Potentials and Transition Probabilities

  • R. E. Johnson


Calculation of the angular differential cross section (for comparison with experiment or for use when experimental data are not available) requires a description of the interaction between the two colliding particles. This endeavor has kept physicists and chemists busy since the beginning of the century, the description being complicated by the fact that there are three different effects involved and, generally, many particles.


Wave Function Charge Distribution Impact Parameter Differential Cross Section Inelastic Cross Section 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Johnson
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  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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