Intermediate- to high-energy positrons scattered by alkali-metal atoms
Physics and Astronomy
We present calculations of the differential, integrated elastic, and total cross sections for positrons scattered from alkali-metal atoms. The energy of the positrons ranges from 10 eV to 1000 eV. In the calculations we use parameter-free model potentials for the correlation-polarization and absorption interactions. The absorption potential used for positron scattering is based on a quasifree model that we recently proposed and tested for the noble-gas targets. For positron-alkali-metal scattering the model potentials have produced reliable scattering cross sections over the extended range of impact energies when compared against the available experimental data.
Link to Published Version
Reid, D. D., & Wadehra, J. M. (1998). Intermediate- to high-energy positrons scattered by alkali-metal atoms. Physical Review A, 57(4), 2583–2589. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.57.2583