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Publication . Article . Preprint . 2021

Elastic scattering of slow electrons by carbon nanotubes

Miron Amusia; Arkadiy S. Baltenkov;
Open Access
Published: 22 Dec 2021 Journal: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, volume 54, page 245,201 (issn: 0953-4075, eissn: 1361-6455, Copyright policy )
Publisher: IOP Publishing
In this paper we calculate the elastic scattering cross sections of slow electron by carbon nanotubes. The corresponding electron-nanotube interaction is substituted by a zero-thickness cylindrical potential that neglects the atomic structure of real nanotubes, thus limiting the range of applicability of our approach to sufficiently low incoming electron energies. The strength of the potential is chosen the same that was used in describing scattering of electrons by fullerene C60. We present results for total and partial electron scattering cross sections as well as respective angular distributions, all with account of five lowest angular momenta contributions. In the calculations we assumed that the incoming electron moves perpendicular to the nanotube axis, since along the axis the incoming electron moves freely.
10 pages, 2 figures
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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Physics Elastic scattering Electron Condensed matter physics Carbon nanotube law.invention law


Condensed Matter Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics, Physics - Atomic and Molecular Clusters, Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics (cond-mat.mes-hall), Atomic and Molecular Clusters (physics.atm-clus), FOS: Physical sciences