Current Status of Kinematically Complete Studies of Basic Fragmentation Processes in Atomic Systems
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.
M. Schulz et al., "Current Status of Kinematically Complete Studies of Basic Fragmentation Processes in Atomic Systems," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, vol. 267, no. 2, pp. 187-191, Elsevier, Jan 2009.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2008.10.009
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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
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