The Physics of Multiply and Highly Charged Ions

Volume 2: Interactions with Matter

  • Fred J. Currell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Interactions with Surfaces and Clusters

  3. Interactions with Gaseous Targets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. L. F. Errea, A. Macías, L. Méndez, A. Riera
      Pages 237-274
    3. R. McCarroll
      Pages 275-308
    4. R. W. Mc Cullough, D. M. Kearns, H. B. Gilbody
      Pages 309-338
    5. J. A. Tanis, N. Stolterfoht
      Pages 339-368
    6. R. Trassl
      Pages 369-395
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 397-400

About this book


Highly charged ions are the most chemically reactive species known to mankind. This reactivity is due to the extremely large potential energy they posses. This textbook deals with the wide range of interactions which occur when such ions interact with other forms of matter, especially solid surfaces and gasses. Particular emphasis is placed on situations where the kinetic energy associated with the interactions is small so that the effects of the high potential energy are most apparent. Experimental and theoretical techniques of investigation are covered in addition to the findings they produce.
The treatment aims to be instructive to the beginner while leading on to a level where the newest findings are reviewed. As such the text is suitable for final year undergraduates, postgraduates or experienced researchers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Fred J. Currell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe Queen’s UniversityBelfastNorthern Ireland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6409-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0544-8
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