Interactions Of Simple Ion-Atom Systems
This chapter discusses the interactions of simple ion–atom systems. The interactions of ion–atom systems provide a unique opportunity for experimental tests of the foundations of quantum scattering theory. In the collisions of simple ion–atom systems, comparison of the experimental and theoretical results tests the quantum mechanical model of the process in situations where the fundamental interaction forces are known. The simplest three-body collision system, which consists of a proton incident on a hydrogen atom, holds the key for understanding three-body collision physics. The experimental methods employed in the study of ion–atom collisions can be divided into two classes. The classes are distinguished by the particle detected after the collision process. In one case, the primary particle is detected. In the other case, a secondary particle is detected. The secondary particle may be a photon or an electron ejected from the target or the projectile, or the nucleus of the target. © 1983 Academic Press Inc.
J. T. Park, "Interactions Of Simple Ion-Atom Systems," Advances in Atomic and Molecular Physics, vol. 19, pp. 67 - 133, Elsevier, Jan 1983.
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