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Manuscript Title: Calculation of differential scattering cross-sections for classical binary elastic collisions.
Authors: C. O'Raifeartaigh, J.F. McGilp
Program title: SCATXS
Catalogue identifier: AANX_v1_0
Distribution format: gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 28(1983)255
Programming language: Fortran.
Computer: DEC-2060.
Operating system: TOPS-20.
RAM: 9K words
Word size: 36
Keywords: Molecular, Ion Scattering spectroscopy, Binary elastic collision, Differential scattering Cross-sections, Surface physics, Other.
Classification: 16.9.

Nature of problem:
To calculate the differential scattering cross-section and impact parameter for a classical two-body collision process involving atoms and ions, for some commonly-used interaction potentials.

Solution method:
Gauss-Legendre quadrature and a divided difference method.

Restrictions:
Repulsive potentials only may be used.

Unusual features:
Double precision arithmetic is used.

Running time:
Test decks required 5 min CPU in total on a DEC-2060.