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Photon scattering from bound atomic systems at very high energy

Goldberger, M. L. and Low, F. E. (1968) Photon scattering from bound atomic systems at very high energy. Physical Review, 176 (5). pp. 1778-1781. ISSN 0031-899X. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.176.1778.

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The elastic scattering of photons from bound atomic systems is studied in the limit of infinitely high energy. It is found that the amplitude differs significantly from the free-particle value when the binding is strong. Explicit formulas for a spin-0 particle bound in a 1/r potential (both world-scalar and Coulomb) are obtained as well as power series in the coupling strength for a spin-½ target. The general result in the latter case is reduced to quadratures.

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Additional Information:©1968 The American Physical Society. Received 7 August 1968. We wish to thank Dr. M. Weinstein for a very helpful discussion on the quantization of spin-0 fields in an external potential. One of us (F.E.L.) thanks the Institute for Advanced Study for its hospitality. Supported in part by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under Contract No. AF49(638)-1545.
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