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Elastic electron scattering by fullerene, C60

Winstead, C. and McKoy, V. (2006) Elastic electron scattering by fullerene, C60. Physical Review A, 73 (1). Art. No. 012711. ISSN 1050-2947.

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We report cross sections for elastic scattering of low-energy electrons by fullerene, C60, calculated within the static-exchange approximation. The calculations are carried out via the Schwinger multichannel (SMC) method, equivalent in this case to the standard Schwinger variational principle. Combining the high parallel efficiency of the SMC method with a quadrature specially adapted to the high symmetry of C60 facilitates the most demanding step of the calculation and so permits the use of a large basis set. We analyze the structure of the cross section with reference to a simple spherical-shell model, and we compare our results to prior measurements and calculations.

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Additional Information:©2006 The American Physical Society (Received 12 July 2005; published 17 January 2006) This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, and employed computational resources of the Caltech-JPL Supercomputing Project.
Subject Keywords:fullerenes; atomic clusters; molecule-electron collisions; variational techniques
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