Born Cross Sections for Inelastic Scattering of Electrons by Hydrogen Atoms. III. 5s, 5p, 5d, 5f, 5g States
Born total cross sections are computed for the strong optically allowed transitions from n=5 to n'=6, at incident energies between 0.2 ev and 1361 ev. Thirty energy values are considered for the 5s to 6p and 5g to 6h cases, and nine for the other transitions. The cross sections obtained are larger than those of comparable transitions for lower n. The Bethe (dipole) approximation is also used, and is found to give good agreement with the Born results down to relatively low energies (~3 ev).