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Title
Dynamics of scattering on a classical two-dimensional artificial atom
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Abstract
A classical two-dimensional (2D) model for an artificial atom is used to make a numerical exact study of elastic and nonelastic scattering. Interesting differences in the scattering angle distribution between this model and the well-known Rutherford scattering are found in the small energy and/or small impact parameter scattering regime. For scattering off a classical 2D hydrogen atom different phenomena such as ionization, exchange of particles, and inelastic scattering can occur. A scattering regime diagram is constructed as function of the impact parameter (b) and the initial velocity (v) of the incoming particle. In a small regime of the (b,v) space the system exhibits chaos, which is studied in more detail. Analytic expressions for the scattering angle are given in the high impact parameter asymptotic limit.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : E : statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics. - Lancaster, Pa, 1993 - 2000
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2007
ISSN
1063-651X [print]
1095-3787 [online]
Volume/pages
75:3(2007), p. 036606,1-8
ISI
000245324700062
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Last edited 21.05.2017
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