J. Phys. II France
Volume 3, Numéro 8, August 1993
Page(s) 1227 - 1239
DOI: 10.1051/jp2:1993193
J. Phys. II France 3 (1993) 1227-1239

Direct radiative recombination and photoeffect cross sections for arbitrary atomic Coulomb bound states

F. D. Aaron, A. Costescu and C. Dinu

Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Bucharest, 76900 Bucharest-Magurele, Romania

(Received 28 December 1992, accepted in final form 14 April 1993)

Simple exact analytical cross sections for direct radiative recombination (DRR) and atomic photoeffect for arbitrary ( n, l, m) states are obtained in the nonrelativistic Coulomb dipole approximation. These may also be used in the case of DRR or potoeffect on the Rydberg states of highly ionized atoms with N electrons by considering an effective ionic charge $Z_{\rm eff}=Z-N$. Asymptotic formulae in the energy of the incoming particle are derived. The numerical values of the DRR cross sections obtained with our formulae are in very good agreement with the existing numerical relativistic results. This is true for high Z values and large energies of the incoming electron.

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