We present in this communication the results of our first Born calculation in the three-Coulomb (3C) wave approach for the (e, 3e) process on He and He-like ions at an incident electron energy 5599 eV in the coplanar constant θ12 as well as out-of-plane constant φ12 modes. These two geometrical modes are such that the quasi-binary collision between the incident electron and centre of mass of the ejected electrons is in the scattering plane. The theoretical formalism has been developed using plane waves, Le Sech wave function and approximated BBK-type wave function respectively for the incident and scattered, bound and ejected electrons to calculate five-fold differential crosssection (FDCS) of the (e, 3e) process. We emphasize on the similarities and dissimilarities (asymmetries) in the angular profile of the FDCS in two modes as well as the effects of post-collision interaction (between the ejected electrons) and nuclear chargeZ on the angular profile of the FDCS. We observe that with the increment of nuclear charge the two quasi-binary collisions approach towards identical behaviour at larger mutual angles and thus bringing less asymmetry in FDCS for higherZ target.
Volume 97, 2023
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