Recoil momentum spectroscopy of highly charged ion collisions on magneto-optically trapped Na

JW Turkstra*, R Hoekstra, S Knoop, D Meyer, R Morgenstern, RE Olson

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Abstract

We have used a cold ( T≪1mK), laser-cooled target of Na atoms confined in a magneto-optical trap to study electron capture processes during highly charged ion-sodium atom collisions at keV energies. Momentum distributions of target ions were determined by employing time-of-flight and position sensitive detection of the Na ions, produced during the collisions and extracted by a weak electric field. In this way impact parameter sensitive information about multielectron capture processes is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123202
Pages (from-to)123202
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume87
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17-Sep-2001

Keywords

  • SELECTIVE ELECTRON-CAPTURE
  • X-RAYS
  • IONIZATION

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