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Ionization dynamics - coincidence studies of electron and positron impact


Research objectives and content
To study the role of polarization, correlation and exchange effects in electron impact ionization of neutral targets. To study the role of non-local potentials, exchange and poistronium formation, on electron and positron impact ionization of atomic hydrogen. To consider spin asymmetry measurements on Li and Xe and determine the influence of exchange and relativistic effects. To explore the possibility of using Density Functional Theory to treat exchange- correlation effects in electron and positron impact ionization. Developing a Distorted Wave Born approximation where exchange is treated exactly in the incident and final channels Exploiting Density Functional Theory to create local exchange-correlation potentials. Implementing the computer codes on the latest generation of parallel processors.
Training content (objective, benefit and expected impact)
Advanced Training will be given in research in Atomic Collision theory Density Functional Theory and the use of the latest computer technology. I hope to be able to interact with the aim (e,2e) experimental groups in Europe who will benefit from my work.
Links with industry / industrial relevance (22)

Funding Scheme

RGI - Research grants (individual fellowships)


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