Comparison of model and ab initio polarization potentials in e-H scattering

B. I. Schneider, D. L. Lynch, T. L. Gibson

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The accuracy of ab initio effective optical and model polarization potentials has been assessed for S1, P1, S3, and P3 electron-hydrogen scattering where essentially exact results are available. These studies demonstrate that effective optical potentials can be used to provide highly accurate phase shifts for low-energy scattering where polarization effects are quite important and can be used to study the characteristics of Feshbach resonances. In addition, we find that the better-than-adiabatic dipole model polarization potential provides reasonably accurate results for this open-shell system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3590-3593
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1988


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