Coincidence measurements of electron capture and loss in ion-atom collisions

  • R. D. DuBois
A Electron Capture and Loss A.1 Invited Surveys
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 376)


Collisions between fast, fully stripped projectiles and atomic targets predominantly result in target electrons being ejected to the continuum. For fast partially stripped projectiles which bring weakly bound electrons into the collision, projectile ionization can also contribute to the observed electron spectra. At lower impact velocities, electron capture by the projectile ion becomes important and higher order processes, often referred to as transfer ionization, can be a significant source of free electrons. In recent years, coincidence techniques have been used to evaluate the relative importance of electron capture and loss in free electron production, to separate the capture and loss contributions from those resulting from target ionization alone, and to provide more detailed information about electron capture and loss mechanisms than is available from total cross section measurements. A brief survey of these experiments will be presented.


Electron Capture Target Ionization Electron Loss Doubly Differential Cross Section Target Electron 
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  • R. D. DuBois
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  1. 1.Pacific Northwest LaboratoryRichlandUSA

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