Role of Elastic Scattering in Inelastic Atomic Fragmentation
Recent results from kinematically complete experiments on atomic fragmentation processes by ion impact are reviewed. Three-dimensional images of fully differential electron emission patterns and a very new form of presenting kinematically complete data, four-particle Dalitz plots, are discussed. The analysis of such data revealed an unexpectedly strong role of elastic scattering between the projectile and the target nucleus in ionization processes. In the case of double ionization it also led to the identification of a new reaction channel involving elastic scattering between the projectile and one of the ejected electrons.
M. Schulz, "Role of Elastic Scattering in Inelastic Atomic Fragmentation," Physica Scripta, vol. 80, no. 6, Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, Nov 2009.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-8949/80/06/068101
Keywords and Phrases
Complete experiment; Double ionization; Ejected electrons; Fragmentation process; Fully differential; Ion impact; Ionization process; New forms; Reaction channels; Three dimensional images; Ion bombardment; Ionization of liquids; Particle detectors; Projectiles; Three dimensional; Elastic scattering
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01 Nov 2009