Calculation of Stokes' parameters for inelastic electron-mercury scattering

K. Bartschat*, N. S. Scott, K. Blum, P. G. Burke

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Abstract

The relativistic R-matrix method is applied to the excitation of the 6 3P1 state of Hg by polarised electrons. The Stokes' parameters of the light emitted in the subsequent atomic decay, are calculated from threshold to 6.5 eV and are compared with experiment. The physical importance of these observables for spin-dependent collisions is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013
Pages (from-to)269-277
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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