Particle and photon polarization phenomena occurring in collisions of relativistic ions with matter have recently attracted particular interest. Investiga- tions of the emitted characteristic x-ray and radiative electron capture radiation has been found to be a versatile tool for probing our present understanding of the dynamics of particles in extreme electromagnetic ¯elds. Owing to the progress in x-ray detector technology, in addition, accurate measurements of the linear po- larization for hard x-ray photons as well as the determination of the polarization plane became possible. This new diagnostic tool enables one today to derive in- formation about the polarization of the ion beams from the photon polarization features of the radiative electron capture process.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Materials Science(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
O'Rourke, B. (2009). Polarization and Angular Correlation Studies of X-Rays Emitted in Relativistic Ion-Atom Collisions. European Physical Journal - Special Topics, 169(1), 00965-1-00965-10. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2009-00965-0