Doctoral Dissertations

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Three body dynamics in single ionization of atomic hydrogen by 75 keV proton impact
3 body dynamics in single ionization of atomic hydrogen by 75 keV proton impact

Abstract

"Doubly differential cross sections (DDCS) for single ionization of atomic hydrogen by 75 keV proton impact have been measured as a function of the projectile scattering angle and energy loss. This pure three-body collision system represents a fundamental test case for the study of the reaction dynamics in few-body systems. A comparison between theory and experiment reveals that three-body dynamics is important at all scattering angles, and that an accurate description of the role of the projectile-target nucleus interaction as well as the second order projectile-electron interaction remains a major challenge to theory. However, progress is being made in understanding these higher order interactions and a better understanding of the collision dynamics seems possible"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Schulz, Michael, 1959-

Committee Member(s)

Peacher, Jerry
Madison, Don H.
Waddill, George Daniel
Switzer, Jay A., 1950-

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Physics

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Pagination

viii, 88 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-87).

Rights

© 2010 Aaron christopher LaForge, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Atomic hydrogen
Atoms
Few-body problem
Ion-atom collisions
Nuclear physics

Thesis Number

T 9642

Print OCLC #

746059998

Electronic OCLC #

608231653

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