Coulomb Scattering of Polarized Electrons
Abstract
An approximate analytical expression for the spindependent cross section for Coulomb scattering, valid to order (αZ)^{4}, is developed. The development is based on a modification of the SommerfeldMaue wave function. The (αZ)^{2} and (αZ)^{3} terms in the resulting cross section are identical with the corresponding terms found by the second Born approximation. The (αZ)^{4} term is verified by analytically summing the corresponding term in the Mott series. Graphs, comparing the approximate analytical expressions for both the cross section and asymmetry function with exact numerical results, are included.
 Publication:

Physical Review
 Pub Date:
 February 1961
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRev.121.933
 Bibcode:
 1961PhRv..121..933J