Electron scattering from pyrazine: Elastic differential and integral cross sections

P. Palihawadana*, J. P. Sullivan, S. J. Buckman, M. J. Brunger

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    We report on new measurements for elastic electron scattering from pyrazine. Absolute differential cross sections (DCSs) at seven discrete energies in the range 3-50 eV, and over the scattered electron angular range 10°-129°, were determined using a crossed electron-molecular beam spectrometer in conjunction with the well-established relative flow technique. Integral elastic cross sections were subsequently derived from those DCS data at each energy. Where possible comparison between the present results and those from sophisticated Schwinger multichannel and R-matrix computations is made, with generally quite good quantitative accord being found. Finally, in order to better study some of the rich resonance structure predicted by theory, results from elastic electron excitation functions are presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number204307
    JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
    Issue number20
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2012


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