The fine-structure effect in the low-energy scattering of electrons on Hg and Tl atoms

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

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Abstract

Numerical results for the spin polarisation SP and the scattering asymmetry SA are presented for the elastic and inelastic scattering of electrons from Hg and Tl atoms. The interpretation in terms of the so-called 'fine-structure effect' indicates that spin flips by exchange may represent an important polarisation mechanism, in addition to the conventional Mott scattering process.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016
Pages (from-to)3797-3803
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics
Volume17
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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