Title

Initial-State Selective Study of Ionization Dynamics in Ion-Li Collisions

Abstract

Kinematically complete experiments were performed on the ionization of a laser-cooled lithium target from different initial states, Li(2s), Li(2p) and Li(1s), by 6 MeV H+ and 1.5 MeV amu-1 O8+ impact. In the measured doubly differential cross sections as a function of electron energy and transverse momentum transfer, a significant initial state dependence is found. Furthermore, comparison to quantum mechanical theory shows surprising discrepancies for Li(2s) and Li(1s) while there is good agreement for the Li(2p) initial state.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Complete Experiment; Doubly Differential Cross Sections; Electron Energies; Initial State; Ionization Dynamics; Laser-cooled Lithium; Quantum-mechanical Theory; Transverse Momenta; Quantum Theory

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0953-4075

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, All rights reserved.

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