Effect of Target Polarization in Electron-Ion Recombination

A.V. Korol, G. F. Gribakin, Frederick Currell

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We present results of a study of the effect of target polarization on electron-ion recombination, and show that coherent radiation by the target electrons gives a large contribution to the recombination rate. It significantly modifies the nonresonant photorecombination background. A procedure has been devised whereby this contribution can be evaluated together with the conventional radiative recombination, independently of the dielectronic recombination component. Numerical results are presented for Zn2+, Cd2+, Sn4+, and Xe8+, showing up to an order-of-magnitude enhancement.
Original languageEnglish
Article number223201
Pages (from-to)223201-1-223201-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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