Abstract

Autoionization of He atoms following double excitation by electrons, protons, CQ+ (Q=4-6), and FQ+ (Q=7-9) ions has been studied. The electron-emission yields from the doubly excited 2s2(1S), 2s2p(1P), and 2p2(1P) states were measured at the reduced projectile energy of 1.5 MeV/nucleon for observation angles between 10°and 60°. The results indicate excitation to the 2s2(1S) and 2p2(1D) states increases as approximately Q3, while excitation to the 2s2p(1P) state varies as approximately Q2, where Q is the charge of the projectile. These charge dependences are significantly less than the Q4 dependence expected in the independent-electron model, suggesting the interaction between the two target electrons is important in creating the doubly excited states.

Department(s)

Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1050-2947

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

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© 1990 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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