• S N Chatterjee

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    • Alpha particle and deuteron impactL-shell ionization of Ar, Cu, Ge, Br, Zr and Ag

      S N Chatterjee B N Roy

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      Alpha particle and deuteron impactL-subshell ionization cross-sections of Ar, Cu, Ge, Br, Zr and Ag have been computed using Vriens’ expressions for ionization cross-section of atoms due to impact of heavy charged particles. The effects of Coulomb deflection of the projectile and increase in binding of the target electron in the presence of projectile have been incorporated. Hartree-Fock velocity distributions for the target electrons have been used in the present calculations. The simple binary encounter approximation model is found to give results which are in satisfactory agreement with those obtained from experiments and from other theories.

    • The effect of the relativistic Hartree-Fock-Roothaan momentum distribution in the binary encounter approximation for inner shell ionization

      V Kumar S N Chatterjee B N Roy

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      K- and L-shell ionization cross sections of gold due to impact of proton and alpha particles have been calculated in the binary encounter approximation incorporating the effects of Coulomb deflection of the projectile, of increase in binding of the target electron, and of polarization and relativity. Relativistic Hartree-Fock-Roothaan (RHFR) momentum distributions for the target electron along with an approximate relativistic correction to the collision dynamics have been used in the present calculations. A comparison with the corresponding calculations using non-relativistic Hartree-Fock-Roothaan wave functions, experimental results and other available calculations is presented.

    • Electron impact single and double ionization of halogens

      Gopaljee S N Chatterjee B N Roy

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      The binary encounter approximation has been used for calculations of electron impact single ionization cross-sections for F, Cl, Br and I and double ionization cross-sections for Br and I. Contributions of ionization from inner shells have also been included in the calculations. Hartree-Fock momentum distribution has been used for the bound electron as far as possible. The results have been found to be in satisfactory agreement with experimental observations.

    • Electron impact double ionization of Ba and Ba+

      L K Jha S N Chatterjee B N Roy

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      Electron impact double ionization cross-sections for Ba and Ba+ have been calculated in the binary encounter approximation. Hartree-Fock velocity distribution has been used for the first ejected electron and a hydrogenic velocity distribution for the second. For Ba+ the focusing effects of the target ion on the incident electron have been incorporated in the calculations. Contributions from ionization-autoionization to the ionization cross-sections, as observed in experiments, have been included in the present work. The calculated results show structures as observed in recent experiments.

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