Elementary Atom Interaction with Matter
High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
arxiv: Condensed Matter::Quantum Gases | Physics::Atomic Physics | Physics::Atomic and Molecular Clusters
The calculations of the elementary atom (the Coulomb bound state of elementary particles) interaction with the atom of matter, which are performed in the Born approximation, are reviewed. We first discuss the nonrelativistic approach and then its relativistic generalization. The cross section of the elementary atom excitation and ionization as well as the total cross section are considered. A specific selection rule, which applies for the atom formed as positronium by particle-antiparticle pair, is analyzed.