### Abstract

The electron impact ionization of highly charged ions is investigated. Using a relativistic distorted wave Born approximation, we explore the possible effects that should be observable in a high-energy electron impact ionization (e, 2e) coincidence experiment involving multi-charged ions. We present calculations of triple-differential cross sections. We will focus on relativistic and distortion effects and consider geometries where these may be easily observed.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 3923-3936 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Journal | Journal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics |

Volume | 35 |

Issue number | 18 |

Publication status | Published - 28 Sep 2002 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Walters, H. (2002). On the electron impact ionization of multi-charged ions: a theoretical investigation of relativistic effects.

*Journal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics*,*35*(18), 3923-3936.