Recent progress in electron scattering from atoms and molecules

Brunger, M. J.; Buckman, S. J.; Palihawadana, P.; Jones, D. B.; Chiari, L.; Pettifer, Z.; da Silva, G. B.; Lopes, M. C. A.; Duque, H. V.; Mašin, Z.; Gorfinkiel, J. D.; Garcia, G.; Hoshino, M.; Tanaka, H. and Limão-Vieira, P. (2014). Recent progress in electron scattering from atoms and molecules. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1588, article no. 71.



We present and discuss recent results, both experimental and theoretical (where possible), for electron impact excitation of the 3s[3/2]1 and 3s’[1/2]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.

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