Genetic programming approach for electron-alkali-metal atom collisions

Salah Yaseen El-Bakry*, Amr Radi

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New technique is presented for modeling the total cross sections of electron scattering by Na, K. Rb and Cs atoms in the low and intermediate energy regions. The calculations have been performed in the framework of genetic programming (GP) technique. The GP has been running based on the experimental data of the total collisional cross sections to produce the total cross sections for each target atom. The incident energy and atomic number as well as the static dipole polarizability have been used as input variables to find the functions that describe the total collisional cross sections of the scattering of electrons by alkali atoms. The experimental, calculated and predicted total collisional cross sections are compared. The discovered functions show a good match to the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5463-5471
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - Dec 30 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkali atoms
  • Dipole polarizability
  • Electron scattering
  • Genetic programming
  • Total cross sections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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