We have performed a kinematically complete experiment on transfer excitation in intermediate-energy proton-helium collisions. The differential cross sections were compared to double excitation data and a nonperturbative time-dependent calculation. This comparison reveals the importance of dynamic couplings between the motion of the heavy nuclei and electronic transitions and/or electron-electron correlation effects.
A. Hasan et al., "Kinematically Complete Experiment on Transfer Excitation in Intermediate-Energy p + He Collisions," Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, American Physical Society (APS), Jan 2006.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.74.032703
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Keywords and Phrases
Collisions (Physics); Differential cross sections; Proton-proton interactions
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