Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Professor D.W.L. Sprung
A detailed review of an eikonal approximation for high energy electrons in the Coulomb potential of a spherical nucleus is given. The matrix element for elastic scattering making use of this approximate distorted wave is then discussed. The matrix element is written in the form of a simple differential operator acting on the first Born amplitude. A possible method of evaluation for arbitrary nuclear charge densities is discussed and applied to the calculation of scattering cross sections for Ca, Ni, Sn, and Pb with realistic Fermi shapes.
Becke, Axel Dieter, "Eikonal Distorted Wave Approximation for High Energy Electron Scattering from Spherical Nuclei" (1977). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 425.