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Type: Conference paper
Title: Spin-polarised electron scattering from rubidium: a search for relativistic effects
Author: Guinea, W.
Hanne, G.
Went, M.
Daniell, M.
Lohmann, B.
MacGillivray, W.
Citation: 16th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics [electronic resource] : physics for the nation : congress proceedings, January 31-February 4, 2005 / Max Colla (ed.): pp.140-143
Publisher: Australian Institute of Physics
Publisher Place: Canberra
Issue Date: 2005
ISBN: 0959806482
Conference Name: Australian Institute of Physics Congress (16th : 2005 : Canberra, A.C.T.)
Abstract: A search for relativistic effects in electron-alkali scattering is currently underway. The A2 spin asymmetry is a direct measure of relativistic effects in the collision process, as it is entirely dependent on the spin-orbit effect. We present measurements of the A2 spin asymmetry for inelastic and elastic scattering of spin-polarised electrons from rubidium, at intermediate energies. Our results indicate that under these collision conditions, relativistic effects are measurable, in qualitative agreement with the available theory.
Description: Please see page 140 of PDF (published version) for this article.
RMID: 0020073155
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