A theoretical model of Dewangan, in which the total scattering wave function is approximated by a distorted wave containing two Coulomb wave functions, is discussed and its relation with the Brauner-Briggs-Klar model for ionization is examined. An important feature of the theory is that it includes a second Born amplitude naturally and in addition, contains, albeit approximately, both real and imaginary parts of all higher order Born terms. The theory is applied to study the 1s→2s excitation of hydrogen by electrons in the energy range 54.4 to 400eV. The differential and integral cross sections predicted by the theory are compared with the results of other theories and experimental data at 54.4eV and a good agreement is found.
Volume 96, 2022
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