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.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Sep 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
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.