The role of target polarization in electron-ion recombination

G. F. Gribakin, F. J. Currell, A.V. Korol

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We investigate the role of dynamic polarization of the target electrons in the process of recombination of electrons with multicharged ions (polarizational recombination). Numerical calculations carried out for a number of Ni- and Ne-like ions demonstrate that the inclusion of polarizational recombination leads to a noticeable increase (up to 30%) in the cross sections for incident electron energies outside the regions of dielectronic resonances. We also present a critical analysis of theoretical approaches used by other authors to describe the phenomenon of polarizational recombination.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2411-2428
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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