Inner- and outer-shell electron dynamics in proton collisions with sodium atoms

M. Zapukhlyak, T. Kirchner, H.J. Ludde, S. Knoop, R.W.H. Morgenstern, R.A. Hoekstra

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Abstract

p+Na collisions have been investigated theoretically and experimentally at impact energies in the keV regime. We present results for capture and ionization processes; and, in particular, analyse the role of initial inner-shell electrons, whose active participation is identified in the experiments through the analysis of recoil-ion momentum spectra. Quantum-mechanical calculations within the independent particle model have been carried out for all active electrons. A very good overall agreement between the theoretical and experimental results is found. The calculations support the observation that capture from inner shells is an important reaction channel even at relatively low impact energies, and dominates total capture above 40 keV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2353-2369
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Physics B-Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume38
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28-Jul-2005

Keywords

  • DEPENDENT QUANTUM PROBLEMS
  • CHARGE-TRANSFER
  • TARGET EXCITATION
  • RECOIL-ION
  • MOMENTUM SPECTROSCOPY
  • MULTIPLE IONIZATION
  • POTASSIUM-VAPOR
  • CAPTURE
  • REPRESENTATION
  • H++NA(3S)

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