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

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    46 Citations (Scopus)

    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
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume87
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 17-Sep-2001

    Keywords

    • SELECTIVE ELECTRON-CAPTURE
    • X-RAYS
    • IONIZATION

    Cite this