Integral cross Sections for electron-zinc scattering over a broad energy range (0.01-5000 eV)

McEachran, R.P., Marinković, B.P., García, G., White, R.D., Stokes, P.W., Jones, D.B., and Brunger, M.J. (2020) Integral cross Sections for electron-zinc scattering over a broad energy range (0.01-5000 eV). Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 49 (1). 013102.

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Abstract

We report results from the application of our optical potential and relativistic optical potential methods to electron-zinc scattering. The energy range of this study was 0.01-5000 eV, with original results for the summed discrete electronic-state integral excitation cross sections and total ionization cross sections being presented here. When combined with our earlier elastic scattering data [Marinkovic et al., Phys. Rev. A 99, 062702 (2019)], and the quite limited experimental and theoretical results for those processes from other groups, we critically assemble a recommended integral cross section database for electron-zinc scattering. Electron transport coefficients are subsequently calculated for reduced electric fields ranging from 0.1 to 1000 Td, using a multiterm solution of Boltzmann's equation. Some differences with corresponding results from the earlier study of White et al. [J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 37, 3185 (2004)] were noted, indicating in part the necessity of having accurate and complete cross section data, over a wide energy regime, when undertaking such transport simulations.

Item ID: 62626
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1529-7845
Keywords: electron scattering cross sections, electron transport, recommended cross section data, zinc
Copyright Information: © 2020 Author(s).
Funders: Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (SMEC), Australian Research Council (ARC), Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (RS)
Projects and Grants: SMEC Project no. FIS2016-80440, ARC Project no. DP16010278, ARC Project no. DP18010165, RS Project no. OI171020
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2020 07:36
FoR Codes: 51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5106 Nuclear and plasma physics > 510602 Plasma physics; fusion plasmas; electrical discharges @ 50%
51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5102 Atomic, molecular and optical physics > 510201 Atomic and molecular physics @ 50%
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