Title

Current Status of Kinematically Complete Studies of Basic Fragmentation Processes in Atomic Systems

Abstract

Recent developments on kinematically complete experiments on basic atomic fragmentation processes are reviewed. Comparisons between theoretical and experimental fully differential cross sections for single ionization of light atoms by charged particle impact are analyzed. Furthermore, a method developed very recently, four-particle Dalitz plots, is discussed in context of double ionization. The extraordinary power of these plots is their capability to provide a comprehensive picture of the momentum exchange between all four final-state particles in a single spectrum.

Department(s)

Physics

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Keywords and Phrases

Atoms; Electron correlations; Electron density measurement; Electrons; Experiments; Impact ionization; Ionization; Power spectrum; Quantum theory; Atomic collisions; Dalitz plots; Few-body problem; Fully differential cross sections; Kinematically complete experiments; Atomic physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0168-583X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2009 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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