Polarization and Angular Correlation Studies of X-Rays Emitted in Relativistic Ion-Atom Collisions

Brian O'Rourke

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)00965-1-00965-10
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Physical Journal - Special Topics
Volume169
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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