DOI: 10.1139/cjp-2023-0296 ISSN: 0008-4204

Second Born electrons, second born seamen

A. Ravi P. Rau
  • General Physics and Astronomy

The multiple puns in the title play on a curiosity, that the rescue of a person overboard at sea and the dominance of the second Born term in charge transfer in atomic collisions share common elements of physics. Essentials and commonality in the two are explained.

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