Molecular two-center interferences in a collision induced excitation of H2+ projectile ions, with simultaneous ionization of helium target atoms, are investigated in a kinematically complete experiment. In the process under investigation, the helium atom is singly ionized and simultaneously the molecular hydrogen ion is dissociated. Different collision mechanisms are identified and interference fringes emerging from a correlated first-order mechanism and from an independent second-order process are observed.
S. Zhang et al., "Two-Center Interferences in Dielectronic Transitions in H2++ He Collisions," Physical Review Letters, vol. 112, no. 2, pp. 023201-1-023201-5, American Physical Society (APS), Jan 2014.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.023201
Keywords and Phrases
Collision Mechanisms; Complete Experiment; Dielectronic Transition; Interference Fringe; Ionization Of Heliums; Molecular Hydrogen; Projectile Ions; Two-center Interference
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