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Published October 1, 2005 | public
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Elastic electron scattering by ethylene, C2H4


We report first-principles calculations on the elastic scattering of low-energy electrons by ethylene, C2H4. We introduce a simple but effective method of representing polarization effects and show that it provides differential cross sections in close agreement with experiment.

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©2005 The American Physical Society (Received 15 July 2005; published 31 October 2005) Work by C.W. and V.M. was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, and by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Office of International Science and Engineering. Work by M.H.F.B. was supported by the Brazilian agency Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico CNPq under Project No. 490166/2003-2 and by the Paraná state agency Fundação Araucária. Use of the computational resources of the Caltech-JPL Supercomputing Project and the Caltech Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR) is gratefully acknowledged.


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