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Low-energy electron scattering by tetrahydrofuran

Gauf, A. and Hargreaves, L. R. and Jo, A. and Tanner, J. and Khakoo, M. A. and Walls, T. and Winstead, C. and McKoy, V. (2012) Low-energy electron scattering by tetrahydrofuran. Physical Review A, 85 (5). Art. No. 052717. ISSN 1050-2947.

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Cross sections for elastic scattering of low-energy electrons by tetrahydrofuran, a prototype for the furanose ring found in the backbone of DNA, have been measured and calculated over a wide energy range, with an emphasis on energies below 6 eV, where previous data are scarce. The measurements employ a thin-aperture version of the relative-flow method, while the calculations employ the Schwinger multichannel method with an extensive treatment of polarization effects. Comparisons with earlier results, both experimental and theoretical, are presented and discussed. A proper accounting for the strong permanent electric dipole of tetrahydrofuran is found to be essential to obtaining reliable cross sections, especially at energies below 5 eV.

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Additional Information:© 2012 American Physical Society. Received 4 March 2012; published 29 May 2012. This work was sponsored by the US National Science Foundation under Grants No. PHY 0653452 (M.A.K.) and No. PHY 0653396 (V.M. and C.W.). 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, and made use of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Supercomputing and Visualization Facility.
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NSFPHY 0653396
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