A Resumé of Quantum Mechanical Potential Scattering
When discussing the gas-phase interaction of atoms and molecules as they appear in many beam experiments on reactive and subreactive encounters, the physical situation presented by the beam of projectile particles travelling across another (secondary) beam of target particles is obviously very different from the chemically more familiar situation of a stable species, where the various constituents are strongly localized in space, i.e. each elementary component is on the average rather close to the centre of the acting forces.
KeywordsAngular Momentum Phase Shift Real Axis Total Cross Section Differential Cross Section
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