Excitation and Ionization of Atoms by Electron Impact

  • H. S. W. Massey
Part of the Encyclopedia of Physics / Handbuch der Physik book series (HDBPHYS, volume 7 / 36)


Collisions between electrons of given energy and normal gas atoms at rest may be classified in terms of the deviation in direction suffered by the electron concerned and the amount of energy which it gives up to the atom. The specification of the probability that a collision will be of any particular kind is best carried out in terms of the concept of collision cross section.


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General References

  1. Electronic and Ionic Impact Phenomena by H. S. W. Massey and E. H. S. Burhop, Clarendon Press, 1952.Google Scholar
  2. The Theory of Atomic Collisions by N. F. Mott and H. S. W. Massey, Clarendon Press, 2nd edition 1949.Google Scholar
  3. Ionized Gases by A. von Engel, Clarendon Press. 195 5.Google Scholar
  4. Basic Processes in Gaseous Electronics by L. B. Loeb, University of California Press 1955.Google Scholar

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