Capture of low-energy electrons by simple closed-shell metal clusters

P. A. Hervieux, Mohamed Madjet, H. Benali

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The capture of low-energy electron by closed-shell sodium clusters was studied using the TDLDA within the spherical jellium model and the classical scattering theory of Langevin. Capture cross sections were computed for Na20, Na40, and Na58 and compared with the predictions of the classical image charge model and recent experimental results. It was shown that in the range of impact energies considered, the TDLDA capture cross sections are always larger than the classical ones obtained by using the macroscopic image charge model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023202
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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