Université de Fribourg

Resonance structure in electron–N₂ scattering around 11.5 eV: high-resolution measurements, ab initio calculations and line shape analyses

Hoffmann, T. H. ; Allan, Michael ; Franz, K. ; Ruf, M.-W. ; Hotop, Hartmut ; Sauter, G. ; Meyer, W.

In: Journal of Physics B, 2009, vol. 42, no. 21, p. 215202

Using two different experimental setups with energy widths of about 6 and 13 meV, we obtained significantly improved results for the energy dependence of angle-differential (10°–180°) elastic and vibrationally inelastic cross sections for electron scattering from N₂ molecules in the energy range around the narrow N⁻₂(R²Σ⁺g) resonance. The energy location and the natural...

Université de Fribourg

Low-lying resonances in electron-argon scattering: Measurements at 5-meV resolution and comparison with theory

Franz, K. ; Hoffmann, T. H. ; Bömmels, J. ; Gopalan, A. ; Sauter, G. ; Meyer, W. ; Allan, Michael ; Ruf, M.-W. ; Hotop, H.

In: Physical Review A, 2008, vol. 78, no. 1, p. 012712

Combining a laser photoelectron source with a triply differentially pumped supersonic beam target and several electron multipliers for simultaneous detection of electrons elastically scattered into the angles 22.5°, 45°, 90°, 112.5°, and 135° and of metastable atoms due to inelastic scattering, we have carried out an improved study of electron-argon scattering over the energy range...