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Elastic electron scattering from 3-hydroxytetrahydrofuran: experimental and theoretical studies

Vizcaino, V. and Roberts, J. and Sullivan, J. P. and Brunger, M. J. and Buckman, S. J. and Winstead, C. and McKoy, V. (2008) Elastic electron scattering from 3-hydroxytetrahydrofuran: experimental and theoretical studies. New Journal of Physics, 10 (5). 053002. ISSN 1367-2630. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/10/5/053002.

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We report the results of measurements and calculations for elastic electron scattering from 3-hydroxytetrahydrofuran (C4H8O2). The measurements are performed with a crossed electron-target beam apparatus and the absolute cross-sections are determined using the relative flow technique. The calculations are carried out using the Schwinger multichannel method in the static-exchange plus polarization (SEP) approximation. A set of angular differential cross-sections (DCS) is provided at five incident energies (6.5, 8, 10, 15 and 20 eV) over an angular range of 20–130°, and the energy dependence of the elastic DCS at a scattering angle of 120° is also presented. Integral elastic and elastic momentum transfer cross-sections have also been derived and calculated. The results are compared with those of recent measurements and calculations for the structurally similar molecule tetrahydrofuran (C4H8O).

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Additional Information:Copyright © 2008 Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft & Institute of Physics. Received 4 March 2008; Published 6 May 2008. This work is supported by the Australian Research Council. CW and VM acknowledge support by the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, US Department of Energy, and use of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Supercomputing and Visualization Facility. It is a pleasure to acknowledge Laurie Campbell for the phase shift analysis of the DCS data and Darryl Jones for the Gaussian calculations of the dipole moments and polarizabilities. It is also a pleasure to acknowledge helpful discussions with Gustavo Garcia and Paul Burrow.
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