We report on a nonperturbative R-matrix with PseudoStates (RMPS) calculation for the electron-impact ionization cross section of the ground state of Al2+. We include both the direct ionization of the 3s and 2p subshells and the indirect ionization from the 2p subshell. This calculation, thus, includes extra decay channels for the indirect-ionization process not included in previous RMPS calculations. This lowers the total-ionization cross section, resulting in closer agreement with the most recent experimental measurements. This calculation also shows better agreement with the position and height of the resonant-excitation double autoionization features seen in the experiment.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics)|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Jan 2012|
Wu, D., Loch, S. D., Pindzola, M. S., & Ballance, C. P. (2012). Electron-impact ionization of Al2+. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics), 85(1), . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.85.012711