Elastic scattering of electrons from highly charged ions in plasmas

J. B. Greenwood*, I. D. Williams

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recently there has been a revival of interest in the process of elastic scattering from positive ions. First direct experimental measurements have demonstrated strong interference structure in the angular distributions, evidence that a purely Coulombic scattering analysis may be insufficient for some applications. We demonstrate the effects of including a realistic approximation to the backscattering in computing the momentum transfer cross sections, for a range of plasma types.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-109
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica Scripta T
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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