First state selective electron capture measurements with trapped highly charged ions

F.W. Bliek, G.R. Woestenenk, R.A. Hoekstra, R.W.H. Morgenstern

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The first state selective electron capture cross section measurements at eV energies are reported for collisions between C4+ ions and H-2 molecules. The cross sections are measured in a crossed beam experiment by means of Photon Emission Spectroscopy. The ion beams are decelerated in an octopole ion trap where the trap is used to guide the ion beam through the collision region. The experimental results are in excellent agreement with previous measurements at higher energies. The 3-state atomic orbital calculations of Gargaud and McCarroll generally agree with our measurements although there are some discrepancies at lower energies. However, the results for C4+ are still on a relative scale. To put our measurements on an absolute scale the N4+ + H system is investigated at keV energies. These results are in good agreement with the data of previous experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-130
Number of pages10
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Event2nd Euroconference on Atomic Physics with Stored Highly Charged Ions - , Sweden
Duration: 3-Jun-19967-Jun-1996


  • C4+
  • HE-2+
  • C-4+
  • N-4+

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