Recent progress in electron scattering from atoms and molecules

M. J. Brunger, S. J. Buckman, J. P. Sullivan, P. Palihawadana, D. B. Jones, L. Chiari, Z. Pettifer, G. B. da Silva, M. C. A. Lopes, H. V. Duque, Z. Masin, J. D. Gorfinkiel, G. Garcia, M. Hoshino, H. Tanaka, P. Limão-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
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Physics - 4th International Meeting, IMFP 2013
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780735412200
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event4th International Meeting on Frontiers in Physics, IMFP 2013 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 27 Aug 201330 Aug 2013


Conference4th International Meeting on Frontiers in Physics, IMFP 2013
CityKuala Lumpur


  • atoms
  • cross sections
  • electron scattering
  • molecules


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