Abstract

Application of positive-ion energy-loss spectrometry has been extended to include experimental determination of absolute excitation cross sections of ground-state helium ions. Helium ion-atom collisions were studied for impact energies ranging between 20-100 keV, in 10-keV intervals. The data were taken with an apparatus resolution between 0.6-0.8 eV full width at half-maximum (FWHM). Cross sections for transitions from ground state to the second and third principal quantum levels of the ion plotted as a function of impact energy were still rapidly increasing at 100 keV. The cross sections at this energy were (1.64 ± 0.28) x 10-18 cm2 for He+(1s122)→He+ (n=2) and (3.46 ± 0.45) x 10-19 cm2 for He+(1s122)→He+ (n=3). © 1971 The American Physical Society.

Department(s)

Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1050-2947

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

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Publication Date

01 Jan 1971

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