Recent advances in describing the electron impact excitation of the 31D state of helium are reported for an incident energy of 40 eV and scattering angles from 10° to 40°. Measurements of the Stokes parameters have been made using the polarized photon-photon and electron-photon coincidence techniques. The partial cross section σm for the magnetic sublevels in the collision frame indicate that the m = 0 excitation is favoured. For the above scattering kinematics the data are in agreement with convergent close coupling calculations. The deduced scattering amplitudes, in the natural frame, show that the m = 2 excitation becomes dominant at the larger angles. Progress is reported on the complete determination of the scattering amplitudes and their relative phases using the triple-coincident detection of the scattered electron with the two sequential cascading photons.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Canadian journal of physics|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1996|