Rutherford scattering with radiation damping
Angular dependence of the radiative correction to Rutherford’s deflection function. Positive (negative) angles correspond to the scattering of like (unlike) charges.
Angular dependence of the radiative correction to the Rutherford cross section. The positive/negative angles are the same as in Fig. 1.
Angular dependence of the change in angular momentum. Positive/negative angles are the same as in Fig. 1.
Rutherford scattering to order . The projectile velocity is , and the target has infinite mass. The two electric charges are of the same magnitude, like (unlike) signs corresponding to positive (negative) scattering angles. The nonrelativistic Rutherford cross section is given by the dotted lines. The dashed lines incorporate corrections, and the solid lines include the radiation damping effects.
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