This work presents the calculations of differential, integrated elastic and momentum transfer cross sections for the elastic scattering of electrons from the ions of xenon isonuclear series over the incident energy range 1 eV–1000 eV. Coulomb glory, the amplification of elastic backscattering of electrons from positive ions owing to the electrostatic screening of nuclear potential by atomic electrons, is investigated throughout the ionic series of xenon, argon and neon. Cross sections for the angular distribution of elastically scattered positron from selected xenon ions are also calculated. Energy dependency of differential cross sections and Sherman functions are predicted for both the projectiles and a comparison is presented to exhibit the dissimilarity arising out of the difference of the interactions of the projectiles with ions. The theoretical methodology of this work employs the Dirac relativistic partial wave analysis using a complex optical potential, comprising static, exchange, polarization and imaginary components, and a pure Coulomb potential. The results obtained show reasonable agreements with the available experimental data and other theoretical calculations.
- Coulomb glory
- Electron and positron-ion scattering
- Isonuclear series
- Modified Coulomb field
- Xenon ions