Contribution of the Breit Interaction to Electron Scattering from Heavy Atoms
We have investigated the contribution that the frequency-independent magnetic term of the Breit interaction makes to electron scattering from heavy, closed-shell atoms at low and intermediate energies. We treat the Breit interaction as a perturbation to the scattering phase shifts calculated within a consistently relativistic approximation via the Hulthén-Kato scattering identity. Results are presented for scattering from both xenon and mercury. Although the Breit interaction makes a noticeable...[Show more]
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