Title

Four-Particle Dalitz Plots to Visualize Atomic Break-Up Processes

Abstract

We introduce a new method to analyse four-body fragmentation processes, which is basically an extension of Dalitz plots commonly used in particle physics to analyse three-body fragmentation processes. It enables for the first time the presentation of multiple differential cross sections as a function of all four fragments without loss of any part of the total cross section in the integral spectrum. As a first example, the technique is applied to ionization processes in atomic collisions.

Department(s)

Physics

Sponsor(s)

German Research Association
National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Keywords and Phrases

Function evaluation; Ionization; Mathematical models; Spectrum analysis; Atomic collisions; Fragmentation processes; Integral spectrum; Multiple differential cross sections; High energy physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0953-4075

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, All rights reserved.

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