Title

Role of Elastic Scattering in Inelastic Atomic Fragmentation

Abstract

Recent results from kinematically complete experiments on atomic fragmentation processes by ion impact are reviewed. Three-dimensional images of fully differential electron emission patterns and a very new form of presenting kinematically complete data, four-particle Dalitz plots, are discussed. The analysis of such data revealed an unexpectedly strong role of elastic scattering between the projectile and the target nucleus in ionization processes. In the case of double ionization it also led to the identification of a new reaction channel involving elastic scattering between the projectile and one of the ejected electrons.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Complete experiment; Double ionization; Ejected electrons; Fragmentation process; Fully differential; Ion impact; Ionization process; New forms; Reaction channels; Three dimensional images; Ion bombardment; Ionization of liquids; Particle detectors; Projectiles; Three dimensional; Elastic scattering

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0031-8949

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2009 Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, All rights reserved.

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