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Coherence and Correlation in Electron Scattering from the Alkalis

P. J. O. Teubner, V. Karaganov and K. A. Stockman

Australian Journal of Physics 52(3) 421 - 430
Published: 1999


A series of superelastic electron scattering experiments from lithium and from potassium is described in which the total polarisation parameter P+ is measured. We report significant departures from the coherence condition P+ = 1 for both targets. The structure observed in the parameter P+ can be interpreted by a qualitative wave mechanical model that had been introduced by our research group to explain similar structure in superelastic electron scattering experiments from sodium.

© CSIRO 1999

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