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Low-energy elastic electron interactions with pyrimidine

Palihawadana, Prasanga and Sullivan, James and Brunger, Michael and Winstead, Carl and McKoy, Vincent and Garcia, Gustavo and Blanco, F. and Buckman, Stephen (2011) Low-energy elastic electron interactions with pyrimidine. Physical Review A, 84 (6). Art. No. 062702. ISSN 1050-2947.

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We present results of measurements and calculations of elastic electron scattering from pyrimidine in the energy range 3–50 eV. Absolute differential and integral elastic cross sections have been measured using a crossed electron-molecule beam spectrometer and the relative flow technique. The measured cross sections are compared with results of calculations using the well-known Schwinger variational technique and an independent-atom model. Agreement between the measured differential cross sections and the results of the Schwinger calculations is good at lower energies but less satisfactory at higher energies where inelastic channels that should be open are kept closed in the calculations.

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Additional Information:© 2011 American Physical Society. Received 28 August 2011; published 2 December 2011. The Support of the Australian Research Council, The International Science Linkage program of the Australian Government, the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Project FIS2009-10245), and the EU Framework Programme (COST Action MP1002) is gratefully acknowledged. The work of V.M. and C.W. was supported by the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, US Department of Energy under Grant No.DE-FG02-97ER14814, and employed the Supercomputing and Visualization Facility at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Australian Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
Australian Government International Science Linkage ProgramUNSPECIFIED
Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e InnovaciónFIS2009-10245
EU Framework ProgrammeMP1002
Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences DE-FG02-97ER14814
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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