Differential and integral electron scattering cross sections from tetrahydrofuran (THF) over a wide energy range: 1–10 000 eV*,**
Instituto de Física Fundamental, Consejo Superior de
Investigaciones Científicas, Serrano 113-bis, 28006
2 Departamento de Física Atómica Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain
3 Laboratório de Colisões Atómicas e Moleculares, CEFITEC, Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
4 ARC Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, G.P.O. Box 2100, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
5 Institute of Mathematical Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
6 Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong, NSW2522, Australia
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Received in final form: 3 March 2014
Published online: 27 June 2014
Total, integral inelastic and integral and differential elastic cross sections have been calculated with the screening-corrected additivity rule (SCAR) method based on the independent atom model (IAM) for electron scattering from tetrahydrofuran (THF). Since the permanent dipole moment of THF enhances rotational excitation particularly at low energies and for small angles, an estimate of the rotational excitation cross section was also computed by assuming the interaction with a free electric dipole as an independent, additional process. Our theoretical results compare very favourably to the existing experimental data. Finally, a self-consistent set of integral and differential interaction CSs for the incident energy range 1 eV–10 keV is established for use in our low energy particle track simulation (LEPTS). All cross section data are supplied numerically in tabulated form.
Contribution to the Topical Issue “Nano-scale Insights into Ion-beam Cancer Therapy”, edited by Andrey V. Solov’yov, Nigel Mason, Paulo Limão-Vieira, Malgorzata Smialek-Telega.
Supplementary material in the form of four “.xlsx” files available from the Journal web page at http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2014-40820-5
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