Recent progress in electron scattering from atoms and molecules

Michael Brunger, S Buckman, J P Sullivan, Prasanga Palihawadana, Darryl Jones, Luca Chiari, Zoe Pettifer, George Barbosa Da Silva, Maria Andreolli Lopes, H.V Duque, Zdenek Masin, Jimena Gorfinkiel, Gustavo Garcia, M Hoshino, H Tanaka, P Limao-Vieira

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    We present and discuss recent results, both experimental and theoretical (where possible), for electron impact excitation of the 3s[32]1 and 3s′[12]1 electronic states in neon, elastic electron scattering from the structurally similar molecules benzene, pyrazine, and 1,4-dioxane and excitation of the electronic states of the important bio-molecule analogue α-tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol. While comparison between theoretical and experimental results suggests that benchmarked cross sections for electron scattering from atoms is feasible in the near-term, significant further theoretical development for electron-molecule collisions, particularly in respect to discrete excitation processes, is still required.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventFRONTIERS IN PHYSICS: 4th International Meeting -
    Duration: 27 Aug 2013 → …


    ConferenceFRONTIERS IN PHYSICS: 4th International Meeting
    Period27/08/13 → …


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