Similarities and differences between electron and positron scattering from molecules

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2007

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Makochekanwa, Casten
Sueoka, O
Kimura, Mineo

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Institute of Physics Publishing

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In this paper a comparative study is carried out between total cross sections (TCS) for electron impact with those for positron impact using both experimental and theoretical procedures. The method used for the measurements is a retarding potential time-of-flight (RP-TOF) while the theoretical procedure is the Continuum Multiple Scattering (CMS) model. The experimental energy range is 0.2-1000 eV while that for the CMS is 1.5-100 eV. For polar molecules, the increase in TCS observed below 2 eV is expected due to the dipole induced long range interaction that has been observed only for some molecules for electron impact. In the energy range 3-60 eV electron TCS are characteristically larger than positron TCS due to resonances in the former. Some peculiar cases have been studied whereby positron TCS become unexpectedly greater than electron TCS at energies below 10 eV. The first Born approximation has been observed to hold for the impact energy region above a few hundred of eV for all molecules studied in this laboratory, albeit with different threshold energies.

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Journal of Physics: Conference Series

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10.1088/1742-6596/80/1/012012

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2037-12-31