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1984

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Angular Differential And Total Cross Sections For The Excitation Of Atomic Hydrogen To Its N=2 Level By 25-150-Kev Hydrogen Molecular Ions, Jerry Peacher, Paul J. Martin, Denver G. Seely, Judith E. Aldag, Thomas J. Kvale, E. Redd, D. M. Blankenship, V. C. Sutcliffe, John T. Park Aug 1984

Angular Differential And Total Cross Sections For The Excitation Of Atomic Hydrogen To Its N=2 Level By 25-150-Kev Hydrogen Molecular Ions, Jerry Peacher, Paul J. Martin, Denver G. Seely, Judith E. Aldag, Thomas J. Kvale, E. Redd, D. M. Blankenship, V. C. Sutcliffe, John T. Park

Physics Faculty Research & Creative Works

Experimentally and theoretically determined differential and total cross sections are reported for excitation of atomic hydrogen to its n=2 level by 25-150-keV hydrogen molecular ions. The differential cross sections decrease 3-4 orders of magnitude over the measured center-of-mass scattering-angular range from 0 to 4.5 mrad. The results of a first Born approximation and two other theoretical calculations based upon the Glauber approximation are presented and compared with the experimental results. Both calculations based on the Glauber approximation agree fairly well with the experimental results. The Born approximation agrees moderately well with the experimental results at the very small ...


Full Second-Order Distorted-Wave Calculation Without Approximations For Atomic Excitation By Electron Impact, Don H. Madison Jul 1984

Full Second-Order Distorted-Wave Calculation Without Approximations For Atomic Excitation By Electron Impact, Don H. Madison

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A new technique has been developed for evaluating second-order distorted-wave amplitudes for atomic excitation without making any approximations. By this technique, second-order amplitudes with arbitrary distorted waves and arbitrary Green's functions in the interaction can be evaluated with comparable difficulty. The utility of the method is demonstrated through a practical calculation of the second-order distorted-wave approximation for electron excitation of the 2p state of hydrogen.


Homogeneous Nucleation Rate For Water, Donald E. Hagen, James L. Kassner Apr 1984

Homogeneous Nucleation Rate For Water, Donald E. Hagen, James L. Kassner

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Homogeneous nucleation rate data for water extending over an exceptionally large domain of rate (J), supersaturation ratio (S), and temperature (T) was recently published. Because it spans a large J-S-T surface, this data constitutes a good test of nucleation theory. Here classical nucleation theory is used to analyze this data. By adjusting only the sticking coefficient, we are able to obtain a good fit between theory and experiment. It was necessary to include an increase in the water molecular density associated with the finite water compressibility.


Elastic Differential Cross Sections For Small-Angle Scattering Of 25-, 40-, And 60-Kev Protons By Atomic Hydrogen, Eduard P. Rille, Jerry Peacher, E. Redd, Thomas J. Kvale, Denver G. Seely, D. M. Blankenship, Ronald E. Olson, John T. Park Feb 1984

Elastic Differential Cross Sections For Small-Angle Scattering Of 25-, 40-, And 60-Kev Protons By Atomic Hydrogen, Eduard P. Rille, Jerry Peacher, E. Redd, Thomas J. Kvale, Denver G. Seely, D. M. Blankenship, Ronald E. Olson, John T. Park

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Elastic angular differential cross sections for small-angle scattering of protons by atomic hydrogen have been measured. The technique utilized unambigously distinguishes the elastically and inelastically scattered ions. The cross sections fall monotonically by 3 orders of magnitude in the angular range from 0.5 to 3.0 mrad, in the center-of-mass system. The experimental data obtained are in very good agreement with a multistate calculation and in fair agreement with both our Glauber-approximation and classical-trajectory Monte Carlo results.