J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr6-45-Pr6-49
Dips and backward peaks in the helium (e,2e) differential cross section at low energiesN.J. Bowring, F.H. Read and A.J. Murray
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Schuster Laboratory, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, U.K.
Two investigations have been carried out of the helium (e,2e) process. The first concerns the sharp dip that exists at an incident electron energy of 64.6eV and for equal energies and angles of the two outgoing electrons. The sensitivity of this dip to the asymmetry of the angles of the outgoing electrons has been measured and it has been found that the dip exists over a wide range of asymmetric angles, but with an almost constant angle between the two electrons. In the second investigation a new "magnetic angle-changing" technique has been used to observe the two outgoing electrons when one of them moves in the same direction as the incident electron and the other moves in the opposite direction, and a peak has been found in the triple differential cross section when the incident electron energy is 40eV and outgoing energies are 4 and 11eV.
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