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Theoretical treatment of double photoionization of helium using a B-spline implementation of exterior complex scaling

  • Author(s): McCurdy, C. William
  • Horner, Daniel A.
  • Rescigno, Thomas N.
  • Martin, Fernando
  • et al.

Calculations of absolute triple differential and single differential cross sections for helium double photoionization are performed using an implementation of exterior complex scaling in B-splines. Results for cross sections, well-converged in partial waves, are presented and compared with both experiment and earlier theoretical calculations. These calculations establish the practicality and effectiveness of the complex B-spline approach to calculations of double ionization of atomic and molecular systems.

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