We have measured projectile Auger electrons emitted after collisions of H-like F with H2. The cross sections for emission of KLL, KLM, KLN, and KLO Auger electrons show maxima as a function of the projectile energy. One maximum in the KLL emission cross section is due to resonant transfer and excitation. A second maximum in the cross section for KLL emission as well as the maxima in the emission cross section for the higher-n Auger electrons are attributed to a new transfer and excitation process. This involves excitation of a projectile electron by one target electron accompanied by the capture of a second target electron.
M. Schulz and J. P. Giese and J. K. Swenson and S. Datz and P. F. Dittner and H. F. Krause and H. Schone and C. R. Vane and M. Benhenni and S. M. Shafroth, "Electron-Electron Interactions in Transfer and Excitation in F⁸⁺ →₂ Collisions," Physical Review Letters, vol. 62, no. 15, pp. 1738 - 1741, American Physical Society (APS), Apr 1989.
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