Radiative collision-induced electron continuum-continuum scattering

Munir H. Nayfeh, David B. Geohegan

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The photoionization of an atom is examined in the presence of a foreign atom. We find that a two-photon radiative collision process induces large cross sections for electron continuum-continuum scattering. The enhancement is caused by an intensity-induced collisional shift which, when used to cancel out the collisional dephasing between the initial and final scattering states at wide range of internuclear separations, enhances the electron continuum-continuum scattering process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1395-1400
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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