Electron scattering cross sections for SF6 and SF5CF3 at intermediate and high energies (100-10000 eV)

Paulo Manuel Assis Loureiro Limão-vieira, F. Blanco, Juan Carlos Oller, A. Muñoz, José Manuel Guerra Pérez, Minaxi Vinodkumar, Gustavo Garcia, Nigel J. Mason

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A modified experimental apparatus with improved angular resolution and stability has been used to measure the total electron scattering cross sections for SF6 and SF5CF3 in the energy range of 100-5000 eV. A detailed analysis of the experimental error sources is provided. The experimental results are compared with integral elastic and inelastic cross sections calculated using the independent atom model approximation and a modified single-center additivity rule for electron energies ranging from 1 to 10,000 eV. The accuracy of these approximations method is discussed through a comparison with the experimental results. Previous cross-sectional data for SF 6 are compared with the present theoretical and experimental results. For SF 5CF 3, we present the first electron scattering cross-sectional data for the 100-10,000 eV energy range, as well as the first empirical determination of the molecular polarizability.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2005


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