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Author Johnson, W. R. ♦ Mullin, C. J.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ BREMSSTRAHLUNG ♦ CROSS SECTIONS ♦ ELECTRIC CHARGES ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ POLARIZATION ♦ QUANTUM MECHANICS ♦ RELATIVITY THEORY ♦ SCATTERING ♦ SPECTRA ♦ VELOCITY
Abstract A relativistic scattering wave function. which is valid to second order in alpha Z for all electron velocities, was developed. The wave function has as its dominant term the Sommerfeld-Maue function. The computational simplicity of the closed form Sommerfeld-Maue wave function was retained in this modified Sommerfeld-Maue function. Applications of the wave function to the calculation of cross sections for the scattering of polarized electrons and bremsstrallung production at the shont wave limit of the spectrum were given. A large first- order correction to the Sauter-Fano formula for the bremsstrahlung cross section was obtained. (auth)
ISSN 0031899X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-08-15
Publisher Department Univ. of Notre Dame, Ind.
Journal Physical Review
Volume Number 119
Organization Univ. of Notre Dame, Ind.


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