Under certain conditions an electron bound in a fast projectile ion, colliding with a molecule, interacts mainly with the nuclei and inner shell electrons of atoms forming the molecule. Because of their compact localization in space and distinct separation from each other, these molecular centers play in such collisions a role similar to that of optical slits in light scattering leading to pronounced interference in the spectra of the electron emitted from the projectile.
A. B. Voitkiv et al., "Young-Type Interference in Projectile-Electron Loss in Energetic Ion-Molecule Collisions," Physical Review Letters, vol. 106, no. 23, pp. 233202-1 - 233202-4, American Physical Society (APS), Jun 2011.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.233202
Keywords and Phrases
Electron Bound; Inner-shell Electrons; Ion-molecule Collisions; Molecular Centers; Optical Slit; Projectile-electron Loss; Molecules; Projectiles
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01 Jun 2011