Huygens–Fresnel picture for electron-molecule elastic scattering

  title={Huygens–Fresnel picture for electron-molecule elastic scattering},
  author={Arkadiy S. Baltenkov and Alfred Z. Msezane},
  journal={The European Physical Journal D},
Abstract The elastic scattering cross sections for a slow electron by C2 and H2 molecules have been calculated within the framework of the non-overlapping atomic potential model. For the amplitudes of the multiple electron scattering by a target the wave function of the molecular continuum is represented as a combination of a plane wave and two spherical waves generated by the centers of atomic spheres. This wave function obeys the Huygens–Fresnel principle according to which the electron wave… 
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