Theoretical atomic collision physics
Lane, N.F. (Rice Univ., Houston, TX (USA) Rice Univ., Houston, TX (USA). Quantum Inst.)
1990-01-01
The theoretical atomic physics at Rice University focuses on obtaining a better understanding of the mechanisms that control inelastic collisions between excited atoms and atoms, molecules and ions. Particular attention is given to systems and processes that are of potential importance to advanced energy technologies. In the current year, significant progress has been made in quantitative studies of: quenching of low-Rydberg Na atoms in thermal energy collisions with He, Ne and Ar atoms; selective excitation resulting from charge transfer in collisions of highly stripped ions of He, Li, C, and with Li, Na and He atoms and H{sub 2} molecules at keV energies; differential elastic and single, and double electron transfer in He{sup ++} collisions with He at keV energies; inelastic electron-transfer in ultra-low-energy-energy (T=8 to 80K) collisions between {sup 3}He{sup +} and {sup 4}He and {sup 4}He{sup +} and {sup 3}He; a formalism for ionization by electron impact of ions in dense, high temperature plasmas.
Atomic collisions, inelastic indeed
Bercegol, Herve; Ferrando, Gwenael; Lehoucq, Roland
At the turn of the twentieth century, a hot controversy raged about the ability of Boltzmann's framework to take care of irreversibility. The so-called Loschmidt's paradox progressively faded with time during the last hundred years, due to the predictive efficiency of statistical mechanics. However, one detail at the origin of the controversy - the elasticity of atomic collisions - was not completely challenged. A semi-classical treatment of two atoms interacting with the vacuum zero-point field permits to predict a friction force acting against the rotation of the pair of atoms. By its form and its level, the calculated torque is a candidate as a physical cause for diffusion of energy and angular momentum, and consequently for entropy growth. It opens the way to a revision of the standard vision of irreversibility. This presentation will focus on two points. First we will discuss the recent result in a broader context of electromagnetic interactions during microscopic collisions. The predicted friction phenomenon can be compared to and distinguished from Collision-Induced Emission and other types of inelastic collisions. Second we will investigate the consequences of the friction torque on calculated trajectories of colliding atoms, quantifying the generation of dimers linked by dispersion forces.
This book is a comprehensive introduction to electron-atom collisions, covering both theory and experiment. The interaction of electrons with atoms is the field that most deeply probes both the structure and reaction dynamics of a many-body system. The book begins with a short account of experimental techniques of cross-section measurement. It then introduces the essential quantum mechanics background needed. The following chapters cover one-electron problems (from the classic particle in a box to a relativistic electron in a central potential), the theory of atomic bound states, formal scattering theory, calculation of scattering amplitudes, spin-independent and spin-dependent scattering observables, ionisation and electron momentum spectroscopy. The connections between experimental and theoretical developments are emphasised throughout. (author)
Atomic collisions involving pulsed positrons
Merrison, J. P.; Bluhme, H.; Field, D.;
2000-01-01
Conventional slow positron beams have been widely and profitably used to study atomic collisions and have been instrumental in understanding the dynamics of ionization. The next generation of positron atomic collision studies are possible with the use of charged particle traps. Not only can large...... instantaneous intensities be achieved with in-beam accumulation, but more importantly many orders of magnitude improvement in energy and spatial resolution can be achieved using positron cooling. Atomic collisions can be studied on a new energy scale with unprecedented precion and control. The use of...... accelerators for producing intense positron pulses will be discussed in the context of atomic physics experiments....
Collision-produced atomic states
The last 10-15 years have witnessed the development of a new, powerful class of experimental techniques for atomic collision studies, allowing partial or complete determination of the state of the atoms after a collision event, i.e. the full set of quantum-mechanical scattering amplitudes or - more generally - the density matrix describing the system. Evidently, such studies, involving determination of alignment and orientation parameters, provide much more severe tests of state-of-the-art scattering theories than do total or differential cross section measurements which depend on diagonal elements of the density matrix. The off-diagonal elements give us detailed information about the shape and dynamics of the atomic states. Therefore, close studies of collision-produced atomic states are currently leading to deeper insights into the fundamental physical mechanisms governing the dynamics of atomic collision events. The first part of the lectures deals with the language used to describe atomic states, while the second part presents a selection of recent results for model systems which display fundamental aspects of the collision physics in particularly instructive ways. I shall here restrict myself to atom-atom collisions. The discussion will be focused on states decaying by photon emission though most of the ideas can be easily modified to include electron emission as well. (orig./AH)
Atomic collisions research with excited atomic species
Measurements and calculations of fundamental atomic collision and spectroscopic properties such as collision cross sections, reaction rates, transition probabilities etc. underpin the understanding and operation of many plasma and gas-discharge-based devices and phenomena, for example plasma processing and deposition. In almost all cases the complex series of reactions which sustains the discharge or plasma, or produces the reactive species of interest, has a precursor electron impact excitation, attachment, dissociation or ionisation event. These processes have been extensively studied in a wide range of atomic and molecular species and an impressive data base of collision cross sections and reaction rates now exists. However, most of these measurements are for collisions with stable atomic or molecular species which are initially in their ground electronic state. Relatively little information is available for scattering from excited states or for scattering from unstable molecular radicals. Examples of such species would be metastable excited rare gases, which are often used as buffer gases, or CF2 radicals formed by electron impact dissociation in a CF4 plasma processing discharge. We are interested in developing experimental techniques which will enable the quantitative study of such exotic atomic and molecular species. In this talk I would like to outline one such facility which is being used for studies of collisions with metastable He(23S) atoms
Theory of slow atomic collisions
Nikitin, E. E.; Umanskii, S. Ia.
The theory presented in this book is self-contained. It can be applied to the interpretation of various processes occurring in atomic collisions over a relatively wide energy range, from thermal energies to hundreds of eV. The general formulation of the scattering problem under quasi-classical conditions is discussed, taking into account scattering amplitudes and cross sections, scattering equations, collisions of two many-electron atoms, and integral cross sections for isotropic collisions. Other topics explored are related to diatomic electronic states, approximate calculations of the electronic states of diatoms, elastic scattering, approximate calculations of a multichannel quasi-classical scattering matrix, the two-state scattering problem, the linear two-state Landau-Zener model, nonlinear two-state models of nonadiabatic coupling, multistate models of nonadiabatic coupling, and a case study involving intramultiplet mixing and depolarization of alkalis in collisions with noble gases.
Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions
Fainstein, Pablo D.; Lima, Marco Aurelio P.; Miraglia, Jorge E.; Montenegro, Eduardo C.; Rivarola, Roberto D.
2006-11-01
Plenary. Electron collisions - past, present and future / J. W. McConkey. Collisions of slow highly charged ions with surfaces / J. Burgdörfer ... [et al.]. Atomic collisions studied with "reaction-microscopes" / R. Moshammer ... [et al.]. Rydberg atoms: a microscale laboratory for studying electron-molecule tnteractions / F. B. Dunning -- Collisions involvintg photons. Quantum control of photochemical reaction dynamics and molecular functions / M. Yamaki ... [et al.]. Manipulating and viewing Rydberg wavepackets / R. R. Jones. Angle-resolved photoelectrons as a probe of strong-field interactions / M. Vrakking. Ultracold Rydberg atoms in a structured environment / I. C. H. Liu and J. M. Rost. Synchrotron-radiation-based recoil ion momentum spectroscopy of laser cooled and trapped cesium atoms / L. H. Coutinho. Reconstruction of attosecond pulse trains / Y. Mairesse ... [et al.]. Selective excitation of metastable atomic states by Femto- and attosecond laser pulses / A. D. Kondorskiy. Accurate calculations of triple differential cross sections for double photoionization of the hygrogen molecule / W. Vanroose ... [et al.]. Double and triple photoionization of Li and Be / J. Colgan, M. S. Pindzola and F. Robicheaux. Few/many body dynamics in strong laser fields / J. Zanghellini and T. Brabec. Rescattering-induced effects in electron-atom scattering in the presence of a circularly polarized laser field / A. V. Flegel ... [et al.]. Multidimensional photoelectron spectroscopy / P. Lablanquie ... [et al.]. Few photon and strongly driven transitions in the XUV and beyond / P. Lambropoulos, L. A. A. Nikolopoulos and S. I. Themelis. Ionization dynamics of atomic clusters in intense laser pulses / U. Saalmann and J. M. Rost. On the second order autocorrelation of an XUV attosecond pulse train / E. P. Benis ... [et al.]. Evidence for rescattering in molecular dissociation / I. D. Williams ... [et al.]. Photoionizing ions using synchrotron radiation / R. Phaneuf. Photo double
Atomic and molecular collision processes
530Accomplishments during the course of a 44-month program of code development and high precision calculations for electron collisions with atoms, atomic ions, and molecules are summarized. In electron-atom and -ion collisions, we were primarily concerned with the fundamental physics of the process that controls excitation in high temperature plasmas. In the molecular work, we pursued the development of techniques for accurate calculations of ro-vibrational excitation of polyatomic molecules, to the modeling of gas-phase laser systems. Highlights from the seven technical paper published as a result of this contract include: The resolution of a long history of unexplained anomalies and experimental/theoretical discrepancies by a demonstration that the Coulomb phase must be included in scattering amplitudes for electron-ion collisions. Definitive close-coupling calculations of cross sections for electron impact excitation of Be+, using a very elaborate expansion for the collision system and inclusion of both one- and two-body terms for the effect of core polarization. Detailed state-of-the-art calculations for electron-impact excitation of the sodium-like ion A ell 2+ that included core-polarization interactions, and which also produced new data on bound-state energy levels for the magnesium-like ion A ell + and oscillator strengths for A ell 2+. Partial cross sections for excitation of the 3p level of sodium at energies just above threshold calculated using a four-state close-coupling approach, including both total cross sections and those for excitation as a function of the change in the spin and orbital angular momentum projection quantum numbers of the target electron. Generalization of our electron-molecule scattering code to carry out full vibrational close-coupling calculations with an exact treatment of exchange and with a parameter-free representation of correlation and polarization interactions, and application to HF and H2
Observation of atomic collisions in crystalline solids
Nelson, R S; Gevers, R
2013-01-01
The Observation of Atomic Collisions in Crystalline Solids presents a critical account of the more important experiments which have provided the basis for a better understanding of atomic collision phenomena in crystalline solids. Collisions have been divided into two artificial regimes; primary collisions which deal with the interaction of the incident particles with the solid, and secondary collisions which deal with those events which occur as a result of lattice atoms recoiling from primary encounters. Although the book is intended principally for the experimentalist some simple theoretica
Sixteenth International Conference on the physics of electronic and atomic collisions
This report contains abstracts of papers on the following topics: photons, electron-atom collisions; electron-molecule collisions; electron-ion collisions; collisions involving exotic species; ion- atom collisions, ion-molecule or atom-molecule collisions; atom-atom collisions; ion-ion collisions; collisions involving rydberg atoms; field assisted collisions; collisions involving clusters and collisions involving condensed matter
Sixteenth International Conference on the physics of electronic and atomic collisions
Dalgarno, A.; Freund, R.S.; Lubell, M.S.; Lucatorto, T.B. (eds.)
1989-01-01
This report contains abstracts of papers on the following topics: photons, electron-atom collisions; electron-molecule collisions; electron-ion collisions; collisions involving exotic species; ion- atom collisions, ion-molecule or atom-molecule collisions; atom-atom collisions; ion-ion collisions; collisions involving rydberg atoms; field assisted collisions; collisions involving clusters and collisions involving condensed matter.
Rydberg atom ionization by slow collisions with alkali element atoms
A new mechanism for ionization of highexcited atoms due to the electron capture into the autoionization state of a negative ion is suggested. Calculations of cross-sections and the ionization rate for sodium and lithium atoms collisions are performed
Atomic collision dynamics in optical lattices
Piilo, J; Berg-Sørensen, K
2001-01-01
We simulate collisions between two atoms, which move in an optical lattice under the dipole-dipole interaction. The model describes simultaneously the two basic dynamical processes, namely the Sisyphus cooling of single atoms, and the light-induced inelastic collisions between them. We consider the J=1/2 -> J=3/2 laser cooling transition for Cs, Rb and Na. We find that the hotter atoms in a thermal sample are selectively lost or heated by the collisions, which modifies the steady state distribution of atomic velocities, reminiscent of the evaporative cooling process.
Electron detachment in ion-atom collisions
The electron detachment process that occurs in negative ion-atom collisions is investigated. Differential cross sections were measured for the collisions of F-, Cl-, Br-, I- on He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, Na and K. Electron energy distributions were obtained for some of the systems. (Auth.)
Atomic collision experiments using pulsed synchrotron radiation
High intensity and continuous nature of the synchrotron radiation are the properties that are fundamentally important for studies of some atomic collision experiments, and many processes have been investigated by using these characteristics. However, so far the property that the radiation is highly polarized and pulsed in time has not been exploited significantly in atomic physics. As an example of the atomic processes relevant to such polarized and pulsed features of the synchrotron radiation, collisions involving optically-allowed excited atoms and molecules will be presented. (author)
Atomic Bremsstrahlung in ion-atom collisions (stripping)
Atomic Bremsstrahlung produced in high energy (non relativistic) ion-atom collisions including retardation effects is studied. Mechanical states of the system are described by the symmetrical eikonal approximation and Hartree-Fock electronic wave functions for the calculation of the shape factor of each atom. Photon energy spectra are presented for collisions of protons against noble gases, Ne, Ar, Kr and Xe. The contribution of each atomic shell to these spectra is studied, where lowest shell (1s) corresponds to the hard X-ray region and the higher shells correspond to lower photon energies. (Author)
Electron-Atom Collisions in Gases
Kraftmakher, Yaakov
2013-01-01
Electron-atom collisions in gases are an aspect of atomic physics. Three experiments in this field employing a thyratron are described: (i) the Ramsauer-Townsend effect, (ii) the excitation and ionization potentials of xenon and (iii) the ion-electron recombination after interrupting the electric discharge.
Plasmas applied atomic collision physics, v.2
Barnett, C F
1984-01-01
Applied Atomic Collision Physics, Volume 2: Plasmas covers topics on magnetically confined plasmas. The book starts by providing the history of fusion research and describing the various approaches in both magnetically and inertially confined plasmas. The text then gives a general discussion of the basic concepts and properties in confinement and heating of a plasma. The theory of atomic collisions that result in excited quantum states, particularly highly ionized impurity atoms; and diverse diagnostic topics such as emission spectra, laser scattering, electron cyclotron emission, particle bea
Applied atomic and collision physics special topics
Massey, H S W; Bederson, Benjamin
1982-01-01
Applied Atomic Collision Physics, Volume 5: Special Topics deals with topics on applications of atomic collisions that were not covered in the first four volumes of the treatise. The book opens with a chapter on ultrasensitive chemical detectors. This is followed by separate chapters on lighting, magnetohydrodynamic electrical power generation, gas breakdown and high voltage insulating gases, thermionic energy converters, and charged particle detectors. Subsequent chapters deal with the operation of multiwire drift and proportional chambers and streamer chambers and their use in high energy p
Case studies in atomic collision physics
McDaniel, E W
2013-01-01
Case Studies in Atomic Collision Physics II focuses on studies on the role of atomic collision processes in astrophysical plasmas, including ionic recombination, electron transport, and position scattering. The book first discusses three-body recombination of positive and negative ions, as well as introduction to ionic recombination, calculation of the recombination coefficient, ions recombining in their parent gas, and three-body recombination at moderate and high gas-densities. The manuscript also takes a look at precision measurements of electron transport coefficients and differential cr
Atomic collisions in fusion plasmas involving multiply charged ions
A short survey is given on atomic collisions involving multiply charged ions. The basic features of charge transfer processes in ion-ion and ion-atom collisions relevant to fusion plasmas are discussed. (author)
Positronium collisions with rare-gas atoms
Gribakin, G F; Wilde, R S; Fabrikant, I I
2015-01-01
We calculate elastic scattering of positronium (Ps) by the Xe atom using the recently developed pseudopotential method [Fabrikant I I and Gribakin G F 2014 Phys. Rev. A 90 052717] and review general features of Ps scattering from heavier rare-gas atoms: Ar, Kr and Xe. The total scattering cross section is dominated by two contributions: elastic scattering and Ps ionization (break-up). To calculate the Ps ionization cross sections we use the binary-encounter method for Ps collisions with an atomic target. Our results for the ionization cross section agree well with previous calculations carried out in the impulse approximation. Our total Ps-Xe cross section, when plotted as a function of the projectile velocity, exhibits similarity with the electron-Xe cross section for the collision velocities higher than 0.8 a.u., and agrees very well with the measurements at Ps velocities above 0.5 a.u.
Atomic collisions under extreme conditions in space
In space, atoms and molecules are often placed under the extreme conditions which are very difficult to be realized on Earth. For instance, extremely hot and dense plasmas are found in and around various stellar objects (e.g., neutron stars) on one hand and extremely cold and diffuse gases prevail in interstellar space on the other. There is so strong a magnetic field that electron clouds in atoms and molecules are distorted. The study of atomic collisions under the extreme conditions is not only helpful in understanding the astrophysical environment but also reveals new aspects of the physics of atoms and molecules. This paper is an invitation to the study. (References are not exhaustive but only provide a clue with which more details can be found.) (author)
Atomic collision physics: A summary and some projections
It seems that it is my task to represent the ''Collision Physics Community'' at this symposium. First, we consider the part of atomic collision physics covered at this conference, i.e., multiple electron transfer to highly charged ions, and second we consider some applications of atomic collision experiments to tests of QED
Electron transfer, ionization, and excitation atomic collisions
Basic atomic-collision processes at intermediate and high energies are being studied theoretically at Penn State by Alston and Winter. In the high velocity regime, single-electron capture is treated using a high order multiple-scattering approach; extensive comparison with experiment and analysis of mechanisms have been made. Fitting the calculated amplitude with a simple analytic form, the asymptotic velocity dependence of the cross section is obtained. The effect on the capture amplitude of altering the inner part of the internuclear potential has also been explored. In the intermediate velocity regime, earlier work on collisions between protons and hydrogenic-ion targets using a coupled-state approach is being extended to the two-electron helium target. 29 refs
[Electron transfer, ionization and excitation in atomic collisions
The research being carried out at Penn State by Winter and Alston addresses the fundamental atomic-collision processes of electron transfer, ionization, and excitation. Winter has focussed attention on intermediate and, more recently, higher collision energies -- proton energies of at least about 50 keV -- for which coupled-state approaches are appropriate. Alston has concentrated on perturbative approaches to symmetric ion-ion/atom collisions at high energies and to asymmetric collisions at intermediate to high energies
Phase dynamics in a binary-collisions atom laser scheme
Zobay, O.; Meystre, P.
1997-01-01
Various aspects of the phase dynamics of an atom laser scheme based on binary collisions are investigated. Analytical estimates of the influence of elastic atom-atom collisions on the laser linewidth are given, and linewidths achievable in a recently proposed atom laser scheme [Phys. Rev. A 56, 2989 (1997)] are evaluated explicitly. The extent to which a relative phase can be established between two interfering atom lasers, as well as the properties of that phase, are also investigated.
Correlation effects in electron-atom collisions
This thesis deals with correlation effects occurring in the outer region of configuration space after an ionising collision. The motion of both escaping electrons in the external region is then fully determined by the long-range Coulomb forces. Firstly the threshold ionisation of hydrogen-like targets is studied. In that case two slow electrons attempt to escape from the Coulomb attraction of the residual ion. Secondly ionising collisions, with the formation of an autoionising state as an intermediate step, are considered. Such an autoionising state is in fact a quasi bound state of the neutral atom which lies imbedded in the ionisation continuum. The state decays after a certain lifetime by emission of an electron. Of all states to be formed in the reaction region only the autoionising state(s) under consideration is then relevant for this type of ionisation process. The energy positions of autoionising states usually are such that the electron to be ionised is ejected with a rather large velocity. The correlation in the outer region of configuration space then consists of the interaction of a fast ejected electron and, in case of threshold excitation of the autoionising state, a slow scattered electron. (Auth.)
On the utility and ubiquity of atomic collision physics
This paper is divided into three parts. In the introduction, we discuss the history and makeup of ICPEAC. In the second part, we discuss the extent of applicability of atomic collision physics. In the third part, we chose one subject (dielectronic excitation) to show the interrelationship of various sub-branches of atomic collision physics. 28 refs., 14 figs
Mutual ionization in atomic collisions near the electronic threshold
We study mutual ionization in collisions between atomic hydrogen and helium at impact velocities near the electronic threshold for this process. We show that this process is substantially influenced by the Coulomb repulsion between the emitted electrons and that the atomic nuclei are very strongly involved in the momentum balance along the collision velocity. (paper)
Atomic Collision Processes for Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas
An accurate knowledge of atomic collision processes is important for a better understanding of many astrophysical and laboratory plasmas. Collision databases which contain electron-impact excitation, ionization, and recombination cross sections and temperature dependent rate coefficients have been constructed using perturbative distorted-wave methods and non-perturbative R-matrix pseudo-states and time-dependent close-coupling methods. We present recent atomic collision results
[Electron transfer, ionization, and excitation in atomic collisions]: Progress report
The fundamental processes of electron transfer, ionization, and excitation in ion-atom collisions are being studied. These collision processes are treated in the context of simple one- or two-electron systems in order to provide unambiguous results and reveal more clearly the collisional mechanisms. As outlined in the original proposal, three coupled-state calculations are being carried out over the present three-year period: a Sturmian-pseudostate study of ionization in collisions between protons and the hydrogenic ions He+, Li2+, Be3+, ...; a triple-center, atomic-state study of ionization in collisions between α particles and H(ls) atoms and between protons and He+(ls) ions; and an atomic-state study of electron transfer and excitation in collisions between protons and neutral He atoms. 12 refs
A metastable helium trap for atomic collision physics
Full text: Metastable helium in the 23S state is an important species for atom optics and atomic collision physics. Because of its large internal energy (20eV), long lifetime (∼8000s) and large collision cross section for a range of processes, metastable helium plays an important role in atmospheric physics, plasma discharges and gas laser physics. We have embarked on a program of studies on atom-atom and electron-atom collision processes involving cold metastable helium. We confine metastable helium atoms in a magneto-optic trap (MOT), which is loaded by a transversely collimated, slowed and 2-D focussed atomic beam. We employ diode laser tuned to the 1083 nm (23S1 - 23P21) transition to generate laser cooling forces in both the loading beam and the trap. Approximately 10 million helium atoms are trapped at temperatures of ∼ 1mK. We use phase modulation spectroscopy to measure the trapped atomic density. The cold, trapped atoms can collide to produce either atomic He+ or molecular He2+ ions by Penning Ionisation (PI) or Associative Ionisation (AI). The rate of formation of these ions is dependant upon the detuning of the trapping laser from resonance. A further laser can be used to connect the 23S1 state to another higher lying excited state, and variation of the probe laser detuning used to measure interatomic collision potential. Electron-atom collision processes are studied using a monochromatic electron beam with a well defined spatial current distribution. The total trap loss due to electron collisions is measured as a function of electron energy. Results will be presented for these atomic collision physics measurements involving cold, trapped metastable helium atoms. Copyright (1999) Australian Optical Society
Electron transfer, ionization, and excitation in atomic collisions: Progress report
The fundamental processes of electron transfer, ionization, and excitation in ion-atom collisions are being studied at Penn State by Winter. (The related work of Alston, who recently came to Penn State, is not described here since he is not at present funded by DOE.) These collision processes are treated in the context of simple one- or two-electron systems in order to provide unambiguous results and reveal more clearly the collisional mechanisms. Three coupled-state calculations are being carried out over the present three-year period and are discussed here: a Sturmian-pseudostate study of electron transfer in collisions between protons and the hydrogenic ions He+, Li2+, Be3+, ...; a triple-center, atomic-state study of ionization in collisions between α particles and H(ls) atoms and between protons and He+(ls) ions; and a coupled-state study of electron transfer and excitation in collisions between protons and neutral He atoms
On charge transfer in ion-atom collisions at intermediate collision velocities
The authors study charge transfer at intermediate energies for multielectron ion-atom collisions within the coupled-state impact-parameter method. They point out the importance of assumptions about electronic relaxation by comparing various calculations of cross sections for KK charge transfer in F9+ + Si as a test case. In these calculations, either the unrelaxed Hamiltonian of the atomic model or a relaxed molecular Hamiltonian has been employed, and two-state atomic or molecular basis sets have been used. To correct for the inadequacy of atomic orbitals for close collisions at intermediate energies, the authors propose to add orbitals of the united atom at the two collision centers. With such an atomic basis set, quasimolecular behavior of the system is represented sufficiently well. The authors report on results for the collision system H+ + He+ for which calculations with large molecular and atomic basis sets exist
Landau quantization effects in ultracold atom-ion collisions
Simoni, Andrea; Launay, Jean-Michel
2011-12-01
We study ultracold atom-ion collisions in the presence of an external magnetic field. At low collision energy the field can drastically modify the translational motion of the ion, which follows quantized cyclotron orbits. We present a rigorous theoretical approach for the calculation of quantum scattering amplitudes in these conditions. Collisions in different magnetic field regimes, identified by the size of the cyclotron radius with respect to the range of the interaction potential, are investigated. Our results are important in cases where use of a magnetic field to control the atom-ion collision dynamics is envisioned.
Landau quantization effects in ultracold atom-ion collisions
We study ultracold atom-ion collisions in the presence of an external magnetic field. At low collision energy the field can drastically modify the translational motion of the ion, which follows quantized cyclotron orbits. We present a rigorous theoretical approach for the calculation of quantum scattering amplitudes in these conditions. Collisions in different magnetic field regimes, identified by the size of the cyclotron radius with respect to the range of the interaction potential, are investigated. Our results are important in cases where use of a magnetic field to control the atom-ion collision dynamics is envisioned.
Innershell ionisation at small impactparameters in proton-atom collisions
This thesis concentrates on innershell ionisation in proton-atom collisions. An experiment on K-shell ionisation of argon is described, performed in a gasfilled collision chamber under single collision conditions. Further experiments with carbon and aluminium were performed, the K-shell vacancy production in the collision of protons with these atoms being detected through the measurement of Auger-electrons. A spectrometer with a large solid angle was specially constructed for this and its performance is described. K-shell ionisation accompanying nuclear (p,γ) reactions has also been measured using 26Mg and 27Al. (Auth./C.F.)
Atom-molecule collisions in an optically trapped gas
Zahzam, Nassim; Vogt, Thibault; Mudrich, Marcel; Comparat, Daniel; Pillet, Pierre
2005-01-01
Cold inelastic collisions between confined cesium (Cs) atoms and Cs$\\_2$ molecules are investigated inside a CO$\\_2$ laser dipole trap. Inelastic atom-molecule collisions can be observed and measured with a rate coefficient of $\\sim 2.5 \\times 10^{-11} $cm$^3$ s$^{-1}$, mainly independent of the molecular ro-vibrational state populated. Lifetimes of purely atomic and molecular samples are essentially limited by rest gas collisions. The pure molecular trap lifetime ranges 0,3-1 s, four times s...
Condensed matter applied atomic collision physics, v.4
Datz, Sheldon
1983-01-01
Applied Atomic Collision Physics, Volume 4: Condensed Matter deals with the fundamental knowledge of collision processes in condensed media.The book focuses on the range of applications of atomic collisions in condensed matter, extending from effects on biological systems to the characterization and modification of solids. This volume begins with the description of some aspects of the physics involved in the production of ion beams. The radiation effects in biological and chemical systems, ion scattering and atomic diffraction, x-ray fluorescence analysis, and photoelectron and Auger spectrosc
Landau quantization effects in ultracold atom-ion collisions
Simoni, Andrea; Launay, Jean-Michel
2011-01-01
We study ultracold atom-ion collisions in the presence of an external magnetic field. At low collision energy the field can drastically modify the translational motion of the ion, which follows quantized cyclotron orbits. We present a rigorous theoretical approach for the calculation of quantum scattering amplitudes in these conditions. Collisions in different magnetic field regimes, identified by the size of the cyclotron radius with respect to the range of the interaction potential, are inv...
Energetic ion-atom collisions: early beginnings and recent advances
From the discovery of canal rays and radioactivity to the invention of accelerators and the first applications of the Born approximation, some developments which were seminal for the development of ion-atom collisions are described. Collision theory is shown to have played a key role in the evolution of the early quantum theory and of quantum mechanics and its probability interpretation
R-Matrix Theory of Atomic Collisions Application to Atomic, Molecular and Optical Processes
Burke, Philip George
2011-01-01
Commencing with a self-contained overview of atomic collision theory, this monograph presents recent developments of R-matrix theory and its applications to a wide-range of atomic molecular and optical processes. These developments include electron and photon collisions with atoms, ions and molecules required in the analysis of laboratory and astrophysical plasmas, multiphoton processes required in the analysis of superintense laser interactions with atoms and molecules and positron collisions with atoms and molecules required in antimatter studies of scientific and technologial importance. Basic mathematical results and general and widely used R-matrix computer programs are summarized in the appendices.
Gas lasers applied atomic collision physics, v.3
McDaniel, E W
1982-01-01
Applied Atomic Collision Physics, Volume 3: Gas Lasers describes the applications of atomic collision physics in the development of many types of gas lasers. Topics covered range from negative ion formation in gas lasers to high-pressure ion kinetics and relaxation of molecules exchanging vibrational energy. Ion-ion recombination in high-pressure plasmas is also discussed, along with electron-ion recombination in gas lasers and collision processes in chemical lasers.Comprised of 14 chapters, this volume begins with a historical summary of gas laser developments and an overview of the basic ope
Comparison of universal potentials for atomic collisions in solids
Elastic collisions in solid of ions having kinetic energy greater than about ten eV are fairly well described by the binary collision approximation, where screened coulomb potentials are often used. The aim of the present work is to compare calculations based on the Moliere potential and on the more realistic Biersack-Ziegler potential for atomic collisions in solids having an atomic number between Z=6 and Z=79 with experimental data. A reasonable agreement with data can be obtained, in general, by means of both potentials provided that the screening lenght is suitably modified in the Moliere case, while no parameter adjustment is needed in the Biersack-Ziegler potential
Vibronic excitation in atom molecule collisions
The molecular beam machine used for the experiments is described. Three setups are discussed: one to measure total cross sections for negative ion formation in Na, K, Cs + O2 collisions (3-6000 eV); another to measure differential cross sections for neutral scattering and positive ion formation in K, Cs + O2 and K + Br2 collisions (20 - 150 eV); and a third to measure energy-loss spectra for neutral K scattered at a certain angle after a collision with O2 or Br2 (20 - 150 eV). (Auth.)
Newly appreciated roles for electrons in ion-atom collisions
Since the previous Debrecen workshop on High-Energy Ion-Atom Collisions there have been numerous experiments and substantial theoretical developments in the fields of fast ion-atom and ion- solid collisions concerned with explicating the previously largely underappreciated role of electrons as ionizing and exciting agents in such collisions. Examples to be discussed include the double electron ionization problem in He; transfer ionization by protons in He; double excitation in He; backward scattering of electrons in He; the role of electron-electron interaction in determining beta parameters for ELC; projectile K ionization by target electrons; electron spin exchange in transfer excitation; electron impact ionization in crystal channels; resonant coherent excitation in crystal channels; excitation and dielectronic recombination in crystal channels; resonant transfer and excitation; the similarity of recoil ion spectra observed in coincidence with electron capture vs. electron loss; and new research on ion-atom collisions at relativistic energies
MULTIPLY CHARGED IONS COLLISIONS WITH ATOMS INTO EXCITED STATES
PanGuangyan
1990-01-01
The emission spectra in collisions between Ions and Atoms have been measured by an Optical Multichannel Analysis System (OMA).The experimental results demonstrate that there are two channels of excitation in collision between single charged ions and atoms and three channels of excitation in collision between double charged ions and atoms.Emission cross cestions and excitation cross sections have been obtained.K.Kadota et al and R.Shingal et al suggested that,under the appropriate conditions,the H42+-Li and He2++Na collision systems can be used efficiently to produce a laser of Lyman-α(30,4nm) and Lyman-β(25.6nm)lines via cascade to He+(2P)state.
Measurements of Scattering Processes in Negative Ion- Atom Collisions
Kvale, T. J.
2000-12-22
The main research activity is to study various scattering processes which occur in H{sup -} collisions with atomic (specifically, noble gas and atomic hydrogen) targets in the intermediate energy region. These processes include: elastic scattering, single- and double-electron detachment, and target excitation/ionization.
Multichannel eikonal treatment of electron--atom collisions
A multichannel treatment of atomic collisions is presented and applied to the excitation of atomic hydrogen and helium by electrons with incident energy above the ionization threshold. The calculated cross sections compare very favorably with other refined theoretical procedures and with various experiments
Time-dependent, lattice approach to atomic collisions
Schultz, D.R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Physics Div.
1995-12-31
Recent progress in developing and applying methods of direct numerical solution of atomic collision problems is described. Various forms of the three-body problem are used to illustrate these techniques. Specifically, the process of ionization in proton-, antiproton-, and electron-impact of atomic hydrogen is considered in applications ranging in computational intensity from collisions simulated in two spatial dimensions to treatment of the three-dimensional, fully correlated two-electron Schroedinger equation. These examples demonstrate the utility and feasibility of treating strongly interacting atomic systems through time-dependent, lattice approaches.
Time-dependent, lattice approach to atomic collisions
Recent progress in developing and applying methods of direct numerical solution of atomic collision problems is described. Various forms of the three-body problem are used to illustrate these techniques. Specifically, the process of ionization in proton-, antiproton-, and electron-impact of atomic hydrogen is considered in applications ranging in computational intensity from collisions simulated in two spatial dimensions to treatment of the three-dimensional, fully correlated two-electron Schroedinger equation. These examples demonstrate the utility and feasibility of treating strongly interacting atomic systems through time-dependent, lattice approaches
Role of atomic collisions in fusion
Atomic physics issues have played a large role in controlled fusion research. A general discussion of the present role of atomic processes in both magnetic and inertial controlled fusion work is presented
[Electron transfer, ionization, and excitation in atomic collisions
Fundamental processes of electron transfer, ionization, and excitation in ion-atom and ion-ion collisions are studied. Attention is focussed on one- and two-electron systems and, more recently, quasi-one-electron systems whose electron-target-ion core can be accurately modeled by one-electron potentials. The basic computational approaches can then be taken with few, if any, approximations, and the underlying collisional mechanisms can be more clearly revealed. At intermediate collision energies (e.g., proton energies for p-He+ collisions on the order of 100 kilo-electron volts), many electronic states are strongly coupled during the collision, a coupled-state approach, such as a coupled-Sturmian-pseudostate approach, is appropriate. At higher collision energies (million electron-volt energies) the coupling is weaker with, however, many more states being coupled together, so that high-order perturbation theory is essential
PAMOP: Petascale Atomic, Molecular and Optical Collision Calculations
McLaughlin, Brendan M.; Ballance, Connor P.; Pindzola, Michael S.; Müller, Alfred
2015-01-01
Petaflop architectures are currently being utilized efficiently to perform large scale computations in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Collisions. We solve the Schr\\"odinger or Dirac equation for the appropriate collision problem using the R-matrix or R-matrix with pseudo-states approach. We briefly outline the parallel methodology used and implemented for the current suite of Breit-Pauli and DARC codes. In this report, various examples are shown from our theoretical results compared with exper...
Petascale computations for Large-scale Atomic and Molecular collisions
McLaughlin, Brendan M.; Ballance, Connor P.
2014-01-01
Petaflop architectures are currently being utilized efficiently to perform large scale computations in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Collisions. We solve the Schroedinger or Dirac equation for the appropriate collision problem using the R-matrix or R-matrix with pseudo-states approach. We briefly outline the parallel methodology used and implemented for the current suite of Breit-Pauli and DARC codes. Various examples are shown of our theoretical results compared with those obtained from Sync...
Hydrogen negative ions and collisions of atomic particles
This paper will be an overview presenting some of the basic atomic collisions processes (gas phase) which are fundamental to production and destruction of H-(D-). More detailed discussions of the most important processes will be left to other papers at this Symposium, and primarily new results since the 1977 Symposium will be discussed. Recent results provide insight into mechanisms responsible for the high H-(D-) ion fractions in hydrogen gas discharges, and the ion-atom collision processes important for double capture negative ion sources are better understood than in 1977
Spin Effects in Collisions of Electrons with Atoms and Molecules
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2000-01-01
Some recent experimental and theoretical work on spin-dependent electron-atom and electron-molecule collisions is reviewed. The spin is involved in such collisions by explicit spin-dependent interactions such as the spin-orbit interaction of the continuum electron (Mott scattering) but also by exchange, which, in conjunction with the Pauli principle, gives rise to observable spin exchange effects. We present results for Mn and Na atoms and experiments in which electron dichroism with chiral molecules has been studied.
Activities of the JILA Atomic Collisions Cross Sections Data Center
The JILA Atomic Collisions Cross Sections Data Center compiles, critically evaluates, and reviews cross sections and rates for low energy (<100 keV) collisions of electrons, photons, and heavy particles with atoms, ions, and simple molecules. Reports are prepared which provide easily accessible recommended data with error limits, list the fundamental literature related to specific topics, identify regions where data are missing, and point out inconsistencies in existing data. The general methodology used in producing evaluated compilations is described. Recently completed projects and work in progress are reported
Electron correlation dynamics in atomic collisions
This graduate/research level text introduces the theory of multi-electron transitions in atomic, molecular and optical physics, emphasizing the emerging topic of dynamic electron correlation. The book begins with an overview of simple binomial probabilities, classical scattering theory, quantum scattering and correlation, followed by the theory of single electron transition probabilities. Multiple electron transition probabilities are then treated in detail. Various approaches to multiple electron transitions are covered including the independent electron approximation, useful statistical methods and perturbation expansions treating correlation in both weak and strong limits. The important topic of the dynamics of electron correlation is a central theme in this book. The text contains a comprehensive summary of data for few and many electron transitions in atoms and molecules, including transitions on different atomic centers, fast ion-atom and electron-atom interactions, and recent observations using synchrotron radiation. Emphasis is given to methods that may be used by non-specialists. This text provides a pedagogic introduction to graduate students and researchers new to this developing field, but will also serve as a valuable reference for atomic, chemical and optical scientists interested in correlation and multi-electron transitions. (author)
Non vertical vibronic transitions in atom molecule collisions
This thesis is mainly devoted to an experimental and theoretical study on vibronic transitions which occur in collisions between an alkali atom and several diatomic molecules. An experimental study on electron and ion production in repulsive Cs-CO and Cs-N2 collisions, and in Cs-NO and Cs-O2 non-repulsive collisions is presented. The experimental data are discussed in terms of some existing models. It is clear that a new consistent theory on vibronic transitions is needed to explain the experimental data. Such a theory is presented, and it is shown that some existing models are limiting cases of this theory. An experimental study on the relative probabilities for ion and electron production in collisions between a Na, K or Cs atom and an O2 or NO molecule is also described. These experiments suggest that the incident velocity of the alkali atoms has a predominant influence on the relative probabilities for ion and electron production in these collisions. (Auth.)
Atom capture and loss in ion molecule collisions
Progress is reported in measuring the energy and angular distribution of protons emerging with velocity close to the beam velocity from the target region when Ar+ beams collide with a CH4 target and ArH+ beams collide with a He target at asymptotically high speeds. The protons result from the transfer of a target constituent to the projectile (atom capture) or from the dissociation of the projectile molecule in the collision (atom loss). For atom capture processes the Thomas peak is clearly observed. 10 refs., 3 figs
Multiple Electron Capture Processes in Slow Collisions of Ar9＋ Ions with Na Atoms
ZhuXiaolong; ShaShan; LiuHuiping; WeiBaoren; MaXinwen; WangZhengling; CaoShiping; QianDongbing; YangZhihu
2003-01-01
Slow collisions of highly charged ions with neutral atoms and molecules are of great importance in basic atomic collision physics, Recently, we built a new research facility for atomic physics at the Institute of Modern Physics. We report here the multiple electron transfer processes in collisions of Ar9+ with Na gas target at energy of 180 keV.
PAMOP: Petascale Atomic, Molecular and Optical Collision Calculations
McLaughlin, Brendan M; Pindzola, Michael S; Müller, Alfred
2015-01-01
Petaflop architectures are currently being utilized efficiently to perform large scale computations in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Collisions. We solve the Schr\\"odinger or Dirac equation for the appropriate collision problem using the R-matrix or R-matrix with pseudo-states approach. We briefly outline the parallel methodology used and implemented for the current suite of Breit-Pauli and DARC codes. In this report, various examples are shown from our theoretical results compared with experimental results obtained from Synchrotron Radiation facilities where the Cray architecture at HLRS is playing an integral part in our computational projects.
Petascale computations for Large-scale Atomic and Molecular collisions
McLaughlin, Brendan M
2014-01-01
Petaflop architectures are currently being utilized efficiently to perform large scale computations in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Collisions. We solve the Schroedinger or Dirac equation for the appropriate collision problem using the R-matrix or R-matrix with pseudo-states approach. We briefly outline the parallel methodology used and implemented for the current suite of Breit-Pauli and DARC codes. Various examples are shown of our theoretical results compared with those obtained from Synchrotron Radiation facilities and from Satellite observations. We also indicate future directions and implementation of the R-matrix codes on emerging GPU architectures.
TRIDYN - binary collision simulation of atomic collisions dynamic composition changes in solids
The report deals with the computerized simulation of the following problem: a beam of fast ions entering a solid substance is slowed down and scattered due to electronic interaction and nuclear collisions. Together with created recoil atoms local compositional changes are produced. For large fluences collisional mixing is caused in layered substances. (BHO)
Ion-atom collisions for materials study
The diffusion process of silver in aluminium was studied in thin films as a function of temperature, the most important characteristics of dispersor atoms that technique permits us to study are the atomic mass and depth into the solid. This is possible because when a sample is bombarded with ions of a given energy, the ions are dispersed with different energies for different masses and depths, hence this technique is a useful instrument for research into the physical processes which ocurr in thin films up to depths of several microns, one of the results obtained after the bombardment of the target with protons having an energy of 650 KeV was that when the target reached a temperature of approximately 400C, 800C, 1100C and 1600C during 15 minutes and the spectra of heated and unheated targets were compared it was found that the aluminium peak, the valley, the silver peak and the peak over the silver peak change with the increase of temperature and tend to get mixed, that is to say that silver and the aluminium are diffusing themselves. The analysis is essentially qualitative with this technique we ca also measure the thickness of thin films, the silver thickness was measured (3320A). (author)
Coherent coupling of alkali atoms by random collisions
Katz, Or; Firstenberg, Ofer
2015-01-01
Random spin-exchange collisions in warm alkali vapor cause rapid decoherence and act to equilibriate the spin state of the atoms. In contrast, here we demonstrate experimentally and theoretically a coherent coupling of one alkali specie to another specie, mediated by these random collisions. We show that, the minor specie (potassium) inherits the magnetic properties of the dominant specie (rubidium), including its lifetime (T1), coherence time (T2), gyromagnetic ratio, and SERF magnetic-field threshold. We further show that this coupling can be completely controlled by varying the strength of the magnetic field. Finally, we explain these phenomena analytically by modes-mixing of the two species via spin-exchange collisions.
Learning from numerical calculations of ion-atom collisions
Violent collision of two independent many-particle systems, victims, are discussed in the atomic sphere. The asymmetric region where the charge of the projectile Z/sub p/ is less than the target nuclear charge Z/sub n/ is now well understood though interesting details still need to be worked out. Negatively charged projectiles offer a new illustration of Fadeev re-arrangement collisions. Multi-electron coherence effects illustrate the richness of the field but a symmetric (Z/sub p/ approx. Z/sub n/) collision treatment is needed. A new one and a half center expansion method promises a solution to this problem. Future areas of interest are discussed
Spin-dependent electron-atom scattering - a detailed test of atomic collision theory
In recent years, much progress has been made in the experimental and theoretical studies of atomic collision processes. The use of polarized collision partners has enabled experimentalists to perform very detailed tests of theoretical models, particularly with regard to the description of spin-dependent effects such as electron exchange or the spin-orbit interactions. Besides the development of the general theoretical formulation of spin-dependent electron-atom collisions - predominantly in terms of the density matrix formalism - much progress has also been made in the numerical treatment of such processes. In particular, the non-perturbative R-matrix (close-coupling) method and the open-quotes Distorted Wave Born Approximationclose quotes (DWBA), based on the Born series expansion of the T-operator have been applied very successfully. The presentation will begin with an outline of the density matrix formalism and its use to describe several, apparently different, atomic collision processes in a common framework. Next, the origin of spin-dependence in these collisions will be investigated, with particular emphasis on the so-called open-quotes fine-structure effectclose quotes where explicitly spin-dependent terms in the projectile-target interaction (such as the spin-orbit interaction) are assumed to be negligible during the collision process. Selected results for elastic and inelastic (including ionization) electron scattering from various targets will be presented and compared with recent experimental data
Atomic collision databases and data services -- A survey
Atomic collision databases and data services constitute an important resource for scientific and engineering applications such as astrophysics, lighting, materials processing, and fusion energy, as well as an important knowledge base for current developments in atomic collision physics. Data centers and research groups provide these resources through a chain of efforts that include producing and collecting primary data, performing evaluation of the existing data, deducing scaling laws and semiempirical formulas to compactly describe and extend the data, producing the recommended sets of data, and providing convenient means of maintaining, updating, and disseminating the results of this process. The latest efforts have utilized modern database, storage, and distribution technologies including the Internet and World Wide Web. Given here is an informal survey of how these resources have developed, how they are currently characterized, and what their likely evolution will lead them to become in the future
Energy distributions for ionization in ion-atom collisions
Amaya-Tapia, A
2016-01-01
In this paper we discuss how through the process of applying the Fourier transform to solutions of the Schr\\"odinger equation in the Close Coupling approach, good results for the ionization differential cross section in energy for electrons ejected in ion-atom collisions are obtained. The differential distributions are time dependent and through their time average, the comparison with experimental and theoretical data reported in the literature can be made. The procedure is illustrated with reasonable success in two systems, $p+H$ and $p+He$, and is expected to be extended without inherent difficulties to more complex systems. This allows advancing in the understanding of the calculation of ionization processes in ion-atom collisions.
Formulating analytic expressions for atomic collision cross sections
Methods to formulate analytic expression for atomic collision cross sections as a function of projectile energy are described on the basis of the experiences of the data compilation work for more than 20 years. Topics considered are the choice of appropriate functional forms for the expressions and optimization of adjustable parameters. To make extrapolation possible, functions to be used should have the form with reasonable asymptotic behavior. In this respect, modified Green-McNeal formulas have been found useful for various atomic collision cross sections. For ionization processes, a modified Lotz formula has often given a good fit. The ALESQ code for least-squares fits has been convenient to optimize adjustable parameters in analytic expressions. (author)
24. International Conference on Atomic Collisions in Solids ICACS-24
This Book contains the abstracts of invited and contributed talks submitted for presentation at the 24th International Conference on Atomic Collisions in Solids - ICACS-24. Out of nearly 200 submitted abstracts the International Programme Committee selected 46 oral and 89 poster contributions. Furthermore, 15 plenary invited lectures and the honorary Lindhard lecture are included in the scientific program. An additional tutorial day with 4 tutorial lectures is organised on Sunday prior to the Conference.
Low-energy collisions of antiprotons with atoms and molecules
Time-dependent close-coupling calculations were performed using the impact parameter method for antiproton and proton collisions with alkali-metal atoms and hydrogen molecules. The targets are described as effective one-electron systems using appropriate model potentials. The proton data verify the employed method while the results for antiprotons improve the literature on these systems considerably. Cross sections for ionization and excitation as well as electron-energy spectra and stopping power will be presented.
Seventh international seminar on ion-atom collisions (ISIAC VII): summary
The scientific program was structured into eight symposia representing seven important research areas. The subject matter was expanded to include ion-molecule collisions as one of the eight symposia. The symposia were: (1) collisions involving strong binding phenomena and nuclear effects; (2) low-energy, high charge state collisions; (3) Rydberg states; (4) an Open Session; (5) ion-molecule collisions; (6) laser applications to atomic and molecular collisions; (7) collision spectroscopy; and (8) polarization, alignment and correlation
Voitkiv, A. B.; Najjari, B.; Shevelko, S. P.
2010-01-01
At impact energies $ \\stackrel{>}{\\sim}1$ GeV/u the projectile-electron excitation and loss occurring in collisions between highly charged ions and neutral atoms is already strongly influenced by the presence of atomic electrons. In order to treat these processes in collisions with heavy atoms we generalize the symmetric eikonal model, used earlier for considerations of electron transitions in ion-atom collisions within the scope of a three-body Coulomb problem. We show that at asymptotically...
Correlated charge-changing ion-atom collisions
This report summarizes the progress and accomplishments in accelerator atomic physics research supported by DOE grant DE-FG02-87ER13778 from March 16, 1991 through March 15, 1992. This work involves the experimental investigation of fundamental atomic processes in collisions of charged projectiles with neutral targets or electrons, with particular emphasis on two-electron interactions and electron correlation effects. Processes involving combinations of excitation, ionization, and charge transfer are investigated utilizing coincidence techniques in which projectiles charge-changing events are associated with x-ray emission, target recoil ions, or electron emission. New results have been obtained for studies involving (1) resonant recombination of atomic ions, (2) double ionization of helium, and (3) continuum electron emission. Experiments were conducted using accelerators at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, and the Institute of Nuclear Research, Debrecen, Hungary. Brief summaries of work completed and work in progress are given in this report
Atomic collisions with 33-TeV lead ions
Recent availability of relativistic and ultrarelativistic beams of heavy ions has permitted the first controlled studies of atomic collisions at energies sufficient to measure effects of several new basic phenomena. These include measurements substantiating recently predicted finite nuclear size effects resulting in a reduction in the total electronic energy loss of heavy ions in matter, and measurements of Coulomb collisions in which electrons are excited from the Dirac negative energy continuum. Measurements of total energy loss, free electron-positron pair production, and electron capture from pair production have been recently performed using 33-TeV Pb82+ ions from the CERN SPS accelerator in Geneva. Results of these studies are presented, along with comparisons with relevant theory
The screening length of interatomic potential in atomic collisions
In computer studies on the interaction of charged particle with solids, many authors treat the nuclear collision by the Thomas-Fermi screened Coulomb potential. For better agreement with experiment, the screening length is modified sometimes. We investigate the theoretical background for the correction factor of the screening length in the interatomic potential which can be deduced from two steps. The first step is to select the correction factor of an isolated atom so as to match the average radius of the Thomas-Fermi electron distribution with that of the Hartree-Fock electron distribution, where we use the Clementi and Roetti's table. The second step is to determine the correction factor of the screening length of the interatomic potential by using a combination rule. The correction factors obtained for the screening length are in good agreement with those determined by the computer analysis of the Impact Collision Ion Scattering Spectroscopy (ICISS) data. (author)
Electron transfer, ionization, and excitation in atomic collisions
The research being carried out at Penn State by Winter and Alston addresses the fundamental processes of electron transfer, ionization, and excitation in ion-atom (and ion-ion) collisions. The focus is on intermediate- and higher-energy collisions, corresponding to proton energies of about 25 kilo-electron-volts (keV) or larger. At intermediate energies, where the transition probabilities are not small, many states must be coupled in a large calculation, while at higher energies, perturbative approaches may be used. Several studies have been carried out in the current three-year period; most of these treat systems with only one or two electrons, so that fewer approximations need be made and the basic collisional mechanisms can be more clearly described
Vacuum polarization effects in low-energy muonic atom collisions
We estimate the vacuum polarization (VP) correction to the Coulomb interaction in collisions of muonic atoms. It is shown that the VP effect, amplified by the low-lying virtual state var-epsilon var-theta∼10 eV, is of the order of ∼1--2 % in the S-wave cross sections for pμ+p collisions as var-epsilon ≤ var-epsilon var-theta. The VP amplitude becomes comparable to the anomalously small pure Coulomb amplitude for the singlet tμ+t scattering as var-epsilon →0 and near the Ramsauer-Townsend minima in the dμ+p and tμ+p scattering
Computer simulation of electronic excitation in atomic collision cascades
The impact of an keV atomic particle onto a solid surface initiates a complex sequence of collisions among target atoms in a near-surface region. The temporal and spatial evolution of this atomic collision cascade leads to the emission of particles from the surface - a process usually called sputtering. In modern surface analysis the so called SIMS technology uses the flux of sputtered particles as a source of information on the microscopical stoichiometric structure in the proximity of the bombarded surface spots. By laterally varying the bombarding spot on the surface, the entire target can be scanned and chemically analyzed. However, the particle detection, which bases upon deflection in electric fields, is limited to those species that leave the surface in an ionized state. Due to the fact that the ionized fraction of the total flux of sputtered atoms often only amounts to a few percent or even less, the detection is often hampered by rather low signals. Moreover, it is well known, that the ionization probability of emitted particles does not only depend on the elementary species, but also on the local environment from which a particle leaves the surface. Therefore, the measured signals for different sputtered species do not necessarily represent the stoichiometric composition of the sample. In the literature, this phenomenon is known as the Matrix Effect in SIMS. In order to circumvent this principal shortcoming of SIMS, the present thesis develops an alternative computer simulation concept, which treats the electronic energy losses of all moving atoms as excitation sources feeding energy into the electronic sub-system of the solid. The particle kinetics determining the excitation sources are delivered by classical molecular dynamics. The excitation energy calculations are combined with a diffusive transport model to describe the spread of excitation energy from the initial point of generation. Calculation results yield a space- and time-resolved excitation
Computer simulation of electronic excitation in atomic collision cascades
Duvenbeck, A.
2007-04-05
The impact of an keV atomic particle onto a solid surface initiates a complex sequence of collisions among target atoms in a near-surface region. The temporal and spatial evolution of this atomic collision cascade leads to the emission of particles from the surface - a process usually called sputtering. In modern surface analysis the so called SIMS technology uses the flux of sputtered particles as a source of information on the microscopical stoichiometric structure in the proximity of the bombarded surface spots. By laterally varying the bombarding spot on the surface, the entire target can be scanned and chemically analyzed. However, the particle detection, which bases upon deflection in electric fields, is limited to those species that leave the surface in an ionized state. Due to the fact that the ionized fraction of the total flux of sputtered atoms often only amounts to a few percent or even less, the detection is often hampered by rather low signals. Moreover, it is well known, that the ionization probability of emitted particles does not only depend on the elementary species, but also on the local environment from which a particle leaves the surface. Therefore, the measured signals for different sputtered species do not necessarily represent the stoichiometric composition of the sample. In the literature, this phenomenon is known as the Matrix Effect in SIMS. In order to circumvent this principal shortcoming of SIMS, the present thesis develops an alternative computer simulation concept, which treats the electronic energy losses of all moving atoms as excitation sources feeding energy into the electronic sub-system of the solid. The particle kinetics determining the excitation sources are delivered by classical molecular dynamics. The excitation energy calculations are combined with a diffusive transport model to describe the spread of excitation energy from the initial point of generation. Calculation results yield a space- and time-resolved excitation
Atomic excitations in heavy ion collisions with nuclear contact
The dynamical semiclassical theory of atomic excitations, especially of positron creation, in heavy ion scattering is presented and extended to collisions with nuclear contact. The characteristic dependence of inner shell vacancy formation on nuclear reaction times as well as the emergence of interference patterns in the energy spectra of emitted delta-electrons and positrons in delayed collisions is discussed in terms of a simplified, schematic model for the nuclear reaction dynamics. In addition, the spontaneous decay mechanism is giant nuclear systems with Z>=173 leads, for sufficiently long reaction times, to a characteristic line in the positron spectra at the position of th 1ssigma-resonance. The position and width of the positron line is calculated in dependence on the nuclear configuration taking into account the influence of the electron-electron interaction. Furthermore, a quantum mechanical extension of our semiclassical treatment of the atomic scattering process and its effect on atomic positron spectra are discussed. In addition, the influence of EO-transitions in the giant nuclear system on positron emission is treated qualitatively in a semiclassical approximation, indicating that nuclear collective modes can be revealed by the measurement of Stokes and anti-Stokes lines in the positron spectra. (orig./HSI)
Atomic excitations in heavy ion collisions with nuclear contact
The dynamical semiclassical theory of atomic excitations, especially of positron creation, in heavy ion scattering is presented and extended to collisions with nuclear contact. The characteristic dependence of inner shell vacancy formation on nuclear reaction times as well as the emergence of interference patterns in the energy spectra of emitted delta-electrons and positrons in delayed collisions is discussed in terms of a simplified, schematic model for the nuclear reaction dynamics. In addition, the spontaneous decay mechanism in giant nuclear systems with Z> or approx.173 leads, for sufficiently long reaction times, to a characteristic line in the positron spectra at the position of the 1ssigma-resonance. The position and width of the positron line is calculated in dependence on the nuclear configuration taking into account the influence of the electron-electron interaction. Furthermore, a quantum mechanical extension of our semiclassical treatment of the atomic scattering process and its effect on atomic positron spectra are discussed. In addition, the influence of E0-transitions in the giant nuclear system on positron emission is treated qualitatively in a semiclassical approximation, indicating that nuclear collective modes can be revealed by the measurement of Stokes and anti-Stokes lines in the positron spectra. (orig./HSI)
Measurements of scattering processes in negative ion-atom collisions
Kvale, T.J.
1992-01-01
This Technical Progress Report describes the progress made on the research objectives during the past twelve months. This research project is designed to provide measurements of various scattering processes which occur in H{sup {minus}} collisions with atomic (specifically, noble gas and atomic hydrogen) targets at intermediate energies. These processes include: elastic scattering,single- and double-electron detachment, and target excitation/ionization. For the elastic and target inelastic processes where H{sup {minus}} is scattered intact, the experimental technique of Ion Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (IELS) will be employed to identify the final target state(s). In most of the above processes, cross sections are unknown both experimentally and theoretically. The measurements in progress will provide either experimentally-determined cross sections or set upper limits to those cross sections. In either case, these measurements will be stringent tests of our understanding in energetic negative ion-atom collisions. This series of experiments required the construction of a new facility and the initial ion beam was accelerated through the apparatus in April 1991.
A reaction microscope for studies positron-atom collisions
Complete text of publication follows. Differential investigations, especially in positron physics, are very time consuming. The data collection takes weeks if not months. In order to reduce the data collection time or increase the accuracy of the measured data, new methods are necessary. A recently developed system combines the advantages of the above mentioned methods i.e. simultaneous energy and angular detection, by measuring the energy and angular distribution of the recoil ion. A further benefit is the 4? collection of the recoil ions comparing with the traditional methods where only a small part of the collision events can be detected. This method, called Cold Target Recoil Ion Momentum Spectroscopy (COLTRIMS), has been successfully applied for investigating ion, electron and photon collisions (see [1] and reference therein). When the residual ions are recorded in coincidence with the outgoing fragments, a kinematically complete picture can be determined about the correlated motion of the fragments of atomic and molecular breakup processes. Up till now the COLTRIMS have not been used in positron collision physics due to the serious requirement for the quality of the projectile and the target beam. For good time and position resolution timed projectile beam of about 1mm or less diameter is necessary. For the target beam the requirements are similar: the diameter must be small (around 1 mm) and very dense (1011 - 1013atom/cm3) due to the low projectile beam intensity. A further requirement is the small initial momentum distribution of the target atoms due to the small momentum transfer (0.3-4 a.u.) during collision. (The momentum distribution of He is 5.8 a.u. at room temperature.) The solution is using a supersonic gas target which has small diameter, high density and small momentum distribution. It is about 0.05 - 0.2 a.u. in the jet direction. Application of the COLTRIMS method in positron physics has several advantages in spite of the technical difficulties
Two-potential eikonal approximation for electron-atom collisions
The Glauber approximation is known to be in appreciable error at all angles when applied to the elastic electron-atom scattering at medium and lower energies. It is shown that this is not due to the frozen-target approximation but mainly a result of the inadequate semiclassical treatment of close-encounter collisions in the Glauber approximation. A simple method is proposed to correct this inadequacy and is applied to e-H elastic scattering at energies from 20 to 100 eV. A remarkable improvement over the Glauber approximation is obtained, and the results agree with experiments very well at all angles where measurements are available
Coherence and correlations in fast ion-atom collisions
This paper focusses on the description, classification and interpretation of coherent excitation of atomic or ionic systems with Coulombic two-body final state interactions. A group-theoretical approach is used to classify and interpret coherent excitation. The most significant result is that the state of excitation represented by a density operator can be mapped one to one onto expectation values of a set of operators. Examples are used to illustrate what can be learned about the collision process from investigations of coherent excitation
Ion-atom cold collision: Formation of cold molecular ion by radiative processes
Rakshit, Arpita; Deb, Bimalendu
2010-01-01
We discuss theoretically ion-atom collisions at low energy and predict the possibility of formation of cold molecular ion by photoassociation. We present results on radiative homo- and hetero-nuclear atom-ion cold collisions that reveal threshold behaviour of atom-ion systems.
Formation of positron-atom bound states in collisions between Rydberg Ps and neutral atoms
Swann, A R; Deller, A; Gribakin, G F
2016-01-01
Predicted twenty years ago, positron binding to neutral atoms has not yet been observed experimentally. A new scheme is proposed to detect positron-atom bound states by colliding Rydberg positronium (Ps) with neutral atoms. Estimates of the charge-transfer-reaction cross section are obtained using the first Born approximation for a selection of neutral atom targets and a wide range of incident Ps energies and principal quantum numbers. We also estimate the corresponding Ps ionization cross section. The accuracy of the calculations is tested by comparison with earlier predictions for Ps charge transfer in collisions with hydrogen and antihydrogen. We describe an existing Rydberg Ps beam suitable for producing positron-atom bound states and estimate signal rates based on the calculated cross sections and realistic experimental parameters. We conclude that the proposed methodology is capable of producing such states and of testing theoretical predictions of their binding energies.
Theory of ion-atom collisions at high energy, I
Electron capture process by an ion from a neutral atom is one of the fundamental problems in the theory of atomic collision physics. Here a brief review is given mainly on the processes of non-radiative and radiative electron capture (charge transfer and REC). The main mechanism which govern the charge transfer process is introduced and the characteristic feature which is predicted by the theory is explained. As for the radiative electron capture process, after introducting the present theories, the full-quantum mechanical theoretical treatment is introduced. The theory leads a result which includes some inconsistency with formulae obtained by guage transformation. The relativistic quantum mechanical treatment is being tried in order to remove this inconsistency. The some results including mass and velocity dependence are reported and discussed. (author)
Electron capture in collisions of S4+ with atomic hydrogen
Charge transfer processes due to collisions of ground state S4+(3s21S) ions with atomic hydrogen are investigated for energies between 1 meV u-1 and 10 MeV u-1 using the quantum mechanical molecular-orbital close-coupling (MOCC), atomic-orbital close-coupling, classical trajectory Monte Carlo (CTMC) and continuum distorted wave methods. The MOCC calculations utilize ab initio adiabatic potentials and nonadiabatic radial coupling matrix elements obtained with the spin-coupled valence-bond approach. A number of variants of the CTMC approach were explored, including different momentum and radial distributions for the initial state, as well as effective charge and quantum-defect models to determine the corresponding quantum state after capture into final partially stripped S3+ excited classical states. Hydrogen target isotope effects are explored and rate coefficients for temperatures between 100 and 106 K are also presented. (author)
The Atomic Spectroscopy And Collisions Using Slow Antiprotons (ASACUSA) project aims at studying collision dynamics with slow antiprotons and high precision spectroscopy of antiprotonic atoms. To realize these purposes, the production of high quality ultra slow antiproton beams is essential, which is achieved by the combination of antiproton decelerator (AD) from 3 GeV to 5 MeV, a radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) decelerator from 5 MeV to 50 keV, and finally an electromagnetic trap from 50 keV to 10 eV. From the atomic physics point of view, an antiproton is an extremely heavy electron and/or a negatively charged proton, i.e., the antiproton is a unique tool to shed light on collision dynamics from the other side of the world. In addition to this fundamentally important feature, the antiproton has also a big practical advantage, i.e., it annihilates with the target nuclei emitting several energetic pions, which provides high detection efficiency with very good time resolution. Many-body effects which are of great importance to several branches of science will be studied through ionization and antiprotonic atom formation processes under single collision conditions. Various antiprotonic atoms including protonium (p anti-p) are expected to be meta-stable in vacuum, which is never true for those in dense media except for antiprotonic helium. High precision spectroscopy of protonium will for the first time become feasible benefited by this meta-stability. The present review reports briefly the production scheme of ultra slow antiproton beams and several topics proposed in the ASACUSA project
Classical theory of atomic collisions - The first hundred years
Grujić, Petar V.
2012-05-01
Classical calculations of the atomic processes started in 1911 with famous Rutherford's evaluation of the differential cross section for α particles scattered on foil atoms [1]. The success of these calculations was soon overshadowed by the rise of Quantum Mechanics in 1925 and its triumphal success in describing processes at the atomic and subatomic levels. It was generally recognized that the classical approach should be inadequate and it was neglected until 1953, when the famous paper by Gregory Wannier appeared, in which the threshold law for the single ionization cross section behaviour by electron impact was derived. All later calculations and experimental studies confirmed the law derived by purely classical theory. The next step was taken by Ian Percival and collaborators in 60s, who developed a general classical three-body computer code, which was used by many researchers in evaluating various atomic processes like ionization, excitation, detachment, dissociation, etc. Another approach was pursued by Michal Gryzinski from Warsaw, who started a far reaching programme for treating atomic particles and processes as purely classical objects [2]. Though often criticized for overestimating the domain of the classical theory, results of his group were able to match many experimental data. Belgrade group was pursuing the classical approach using both analytical and numerical calculations, studying a number of atomic collisions, in particular near-threshold processes. Riga group, lead by Modris Gailitis [3], contributed considerably to the field, as it was done by Valentin Ostrovsky and coworkers from Sanct Petersbourg, who developed powerful analytical methods within purely classical mechanics [4]. We shall make an overview of these approaches and show some of the remarkable results, which were subsequently confirmed by semiclassical and quantum mechanical calculations, as well as by the experimental evidence. Finally we discuss the theoretical and
Charge Exchange Collisions between Ultracold Fermionic Lithium Atoms and Calcium Ions
Haze, Shinsuke; Saito, Ryoichi; Mukaiyama, Takashi
2014-01-01
An observation of charge exchange collisions between ultracold fermionic 6Li atoms and 40Ca+ ions is reported. The reaction product of the charge exchange collision is dentified via mass spectrometry where the motion of the ions is excited parametrically. We measure the cross section of the charge exchange collisions between the 6Li atoms in the ground state and the 40Ca+ ions in the ground and metastable excited states. Investigation of the inelastic collision characteristics in the atom-ion mixture is an important step toward ultracold chemistry based on ultracold atoms and ions.
Collisions near threshold in atomic and molecular physics
We review topics of current interest in the physics of electronic, atomic and molecular scattering in the vicinity of thresholds. Starting from phase space arguments, we discuss the modifications of the Wigner law that are required to deal with scattering by Coulomb, dipolar and dispersion potentials, as well as aspects of threshold behaviour observed in ultracold atomic collisions. We employ the tools of quantum defect and semiclassical theories to bring out the rich variety of threshold behaviours. The discussion is then turned to recent progress in understanding threshold behaviour of many-body break-ups into both charged and neutral species, including both Wannier double ionization and three-body recombination in ultracold gases. We emphasize the dominant role that hyperspherical coordinate methods have played in understanding these problems. We assess the effects of external fields on scattering, and the corresponding modification of phase space that alters the Wigner law. Threshold laws in low dimensions and examples of their applications to specific collision processes are discussed. (author)
Convergent Close-Coupling Approach to Electron-Atom Collisions
Bray, Igor; Stelbovics, Andris
2007-01-01
It was with great pleasure and honour to accept the invitation to make a presentation at the symposium celebrating the life-long work of Aaron Temkin and Richard Drachman. The work of Aaron Temkin was particularly influential on our own during the development of the CCC method for electron-atom collisions. There are a number of key problems that need to be dealt with when developing a general computational approach to such collisions. Traditionally, the electron energy range was subdivided into the low, intermediate, and high energies. At the low energies only a finite number of channels are open and variational or close-coupling techniques could be used to obtain accurate results. At high energies an infinite number of discrete channels and the target continuum are open, but perturbative techniques are able to yield accurate results. However, at the intermediate energies perturbative techniques fail and computational approaches need to be found for treating the infinite number of open channels. In addition, there are also problems associated with the identical nature of electrons and the difficulty of implementing the boundary conditions for ionization processes. The beauty of the Temkin-Poet model of electron-hydrogen scattering is that it simplifies the full computational problem by neglecting any non-zero orbital angular momenta in the partial-wave expansion, without loosing the complexity associated with the above-mentioned problems. The unique nature of the problem allowed for accurate solution leading to benchmark results which could then be used to test the much more general approaches to electron-atom collision problems. The immense value of the Temkin-Poet model is readily summarised by the fact that the initial papers of Temkin and Poet have been collectively cited around 250 times to date and are still being cited in present times. Many of the citations came from our own work during the course of the development of the CCC method, which we now describe.
We use classical trajectory calculations to study the effects of the interaction strength and the geometry of rigid polyatomic molecules on the formation of long-lived collision complexes at low collision energies. We first compare the results of the calculations for collisions of benzene molecules with rare gas atoms He, Ne, Ar, Kr, and Xe. The comparison illustrates that the mean lifetimes of the collision complexes increase monotonically with the strength of the atom–molecule interaction. We then compare the results of the atom–benzene calculations with those for benzene–benzene collisions. The comparison illustrates that the mean lifetimes of the benzene–benzene collision complexes are significantly reduced due to non-ergodic effects prohibiting the molecules from sampling the entire configuration space. We find that the thermally averaged lifetimes of the benzene–benzene collisions are much shorter than those for Xe with benzene and similar to those for Ne with benzene
Correlated charge-changing ion-atom collisions
This report summarizes the progress and accomplishments in accelerator atomic physics research supported by DOE grant DE-FG02-87ER13778 from February 16, 1990 through February 15, 1993. This work involves the experimental investigation of atomic interactions in collisions of charged projectiles with neutral targets or electrons, with particular emphasis on two-electron interactions and electron-correlation effects. The processes studied are of interest both from fundamental and applied points of view. In the latter case, results are obtained which are relevant to the understanding of laboratory and astrophysical plasmas, highly-excited (Rydberg) and continuum states of atoms and ions, atomic structure effects, the interaction of ions with surfaces, and the development of heavy-ion storage-rings. The results obtained have provided the basis for several M.A. thesis projects at Western Michigan and several Ph.D. dissertation projects are currently underway. Summaries of work completed and work in progress are given below in Section II. This research has resulted in 26 papers (in print and in press), 12 invited presentations at national and international meetings, and 28 contributed presentations as detailed in Section III
Cold atomic and molecular collisions: approaching the universal loss regime
Frye, Matthew D; Hutson, Jeremy M
2014-01-01
We investigate the behaviour of single-channel theoretical models of cold and ultracold collisions that take account of inelastic and reactive processes using a single parameter to represent short-range loss. We present plots of the resulting energy-dependence of elastic and inelastic cross sections over the full parameter space of loss parameters and short-range phase shifts. We then test the single-channel model by comparing it with the results of coupled-channel calculations of rotationally inelastic collisions between LiH molecules and Li atoms. We find that the single-channel model becomes increasingly accurate as the initial LiH rotational quantum number increases, with a corresponding increase in the number of open loss channels. The results suggest that coupled-channel calculations at very low energy (in the s-wave regime) could in some cases be used to estimate a loss parameter and then to predict the range of possible loss rates at higher energy, without the need for an explicit partial-wave sum.
Fast ion-atom and ion-molecule collisions
2013-01-01
The principal goal of this book is to provide state-of-the art coverage of the non-relativistic three- and four-body theories at intermediate and high energy ion-atom and ion-molecule collisions. The focus is on the most frequently studied processes: electron capture, ionization, transfer excitation and transfer ionization. The content is suitable both for graduate students and experienced researchers. For these collisions, the literature has seen enormous renewal of activity in the development and applications of quantum-mechanical theories. This subject is of relevance in several branches of science and technology, like accelerator-based physics, the search for new sources of energy and high temperature fusion of light ions. Other important applications are in life sciences via medicine, where high-energy ion beams are used in radiotherapy for which a number of storage ring accelerators are in full operation, under construction or planned to be built worldwide. Therefore, it is necessary to review this fiel...
Progress in numerical calculations of ion-atom collisions
Reading, J.F.; Ford, A.L.; Becker, R.L.
1983-01-01
An ion-atom collision produces a time dependent perturbation of a many fermion system. In this collision, excitation, ionization and charge transfer can occur. The driving mechanism for these processes may be thought of as the potentials seen by individual electrons at any given separation of the projectile and target nuclei. If we think of these potentials as belonging to the target (a nucleus and electrons) and the projectile (another nucleus and electrons) then as detected by an electron the potentials change because: (a) the target and projectile change position, and (b) electrons on the target and projectile change states. Most work in the past fifty years has concentrated on solving the independent particle model (IPM). Cracks are beginning to appear in this model which only allows for type (a) changes in the potential. But in a short review we shall have quite enough to do in understanding the progress made in the last decade on the IPM. This paper is divided into three parts. The first deals with how to reduce the IPM to the single electron model (SEM). The second is on a new method where charge transfer is important. The third confronts some standard models with modern calculations.
Progress in numerical calculations of ion-atom collisions
An ion-atom collision produces a time dependent perturbation of a many fermion system. In this collision, excitation, ionization and charge transfer can occur. The driving mechanism for these processes may be thought of as the potentials seen by individual electrons at any given separation of the projectile and target nuclei. If we think of these potentials as belonging to the target (a nucleus and electrons) and the projectile (another nucleus and electrons) then as detected by an electron the potentials change because: (a) the target and projectile change position, and (b) electrons on the target and projectile change states. Most work in the past fifty years has concentrated on solving the independent particle model (IPM). Cracks are beginning to appear in this model which only allows for type (a) changes in the potential. But in a short review we shall have quite enough to do in understanding the progress made in the last decade on the IPM. This paper is divided into three parts. The first deals with how to reduce the IPM to the single electron model (SEM). The second is on a new method where charge transfer is important. The third confronts some standard models with modern calculations
Treatment of Ion-Atom Collisions Using a Partial-Wave Expansion of the Projectile Wavefunction
Wong, T. G.; Foster, M.; Colgan, J.; Madison, D. H.
2009-01-01
We present calculations of ion-atom collisions using a partial-wave expansion of the projectile wavefunction. Most calculations of ion-atom collisions have typically used classical or plane-wave approximations for the projectile wavefunction, since partial-wave expansions are expected to require prohibitively large numbers of terms to converge…
Cross sections for K- and L-shell excitation in energetic ion-atom collisions
Absolute K- and L-shell vacancy production cross sections have been determined from Auger-electron measurements in various heavy-ion-atom collisions. Collision systems with atomic numbers Z between 5 and 18 and with projectile energies varied between 6 and 600 keV were investigated. From cross section plots for some exemplary collision systems general trends are indicated and discussed in terms of the molecular-orbital (MO) model. Cross section ratios are deduced and compared to theoretical predictions
Atoms-for-Peace: A Galactic Collision in Action
2010-11-01
European Southern Observatory astronomers have produced a spectacular new image of the famous Atoms-for-Peace galaxy (NGC 7252). This galactic pile-up, formed by the collision of two galaxies, provides an excellent opportunity for astronomers to study how mergers affect the evolution of the Universe. Atoms-for-Peace is the curious name given to a pair of interacting and merging galaxies that lie around 220 million light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius. It is also known as NGC 7252 and Arp 226 and is just bright enough to be seen by amateur astronomers as a very faint small fuzzy blob. This very deep image was produced by ESO's Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. A galaxy collision is one of the most important processes influencing how our Universe evolves, and studying them reveals important clues about galactic ancestry. Luckily, such collisions are long drawn-out events that last hundreds of millions of years, giving astronomers plenty of time to observe them. This picture of Atoms-for-Peace represents a snapshot of its collision, with the chaos in full flow, set against a rich backdrop of distant galaxies. The results of the intricate interplay of gravitational interactions can be seen in the shapes of the tails made from streams of stars, gas and dust. The image also shows the incredible shells that formed as gas and stars were ripped out of the colliding galaxies and wrapped around their joint core. While much material was ejected into space, other regions were compressed, sparking bursts of star formation. The result was the formation of hundreds of very young star clusters, around 50 to 500 million years old, which are speculated to be the progenitors of globular clusters. Atoms-for-Peace may be a harbinger of our own galaxy's fate. Astronomers predict that in three or four billion years the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy will collide, much as has happened with Atoms-for-Peace. But don
A high density target of ultracold atoms and momentum resolved measurements of ion-atom collisions
In this thesis an ultracold high density target with high loading flux in combination with a recoil ion momentum spectrometer (RIMS) is presented. Trapped rubidium atoms serve as a high density target (up to 1011 atoms/cm3) at a temperature of only 200 μK. The target is loaded from a two-dimensional magnetooptical trap (2D MOT), which delivers an atom beam with a brilliance of 8 x 1012 atoms/(s.rad) and a longitudinal momentum spread of 0.25 a.u. The great advantage of this source is that the cold atom beam can be used as a target itself. The experimental setup, including the RIMS and the targets, are characterized using one-color two-photon ionization experiments. After the successful commissioning presented in this thesis the experiment is ready to be connected to the HITRAP beamline at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum fur Schwerionenforschung, where multiple charge transfer between ultracold atoms and highly charged ions up to bare uranium can be investigated. In a different experimental setup, in collaboration with the KVI in Groningen, the Netherlands, first experiments on the energy dependence of double charge transfer in alkali-ion collisions are preformed. Using RIMS, two distinct double capture mechanisms, sequential transfer and correlated transfer, are identified and the respective differential cross sections are determined. The effective interaction time of the collision is varied by changing the projectile's velocity. At short interaction times the sequential transfer is dominant, while at longer interaction times the correlated transfer becomes more important.
Philip, G.
2008-03-01
An efficient atomic jet setup offering many unprecedented advantages over a conventional heat pipe setup used in multi-photon spectroscopy, mainly of alkaline-earth metals, has been constructed by a scheme in which the sample material is encapsulated in a disposable cartridge oven located inside a thermally stabilised heat-pipe and is made to effuse in to a row of atomic beams merging to form a jet target. This novel scheme combines the advantages of both high density atomic beam with convenient geometry for orthogonal excitation and high sensitive ionisation detection capabilities of thermionic diodes, besides eliminating several problems inherent in the usual heat-pipe operation. Out of various designs, typical results are presented for a linear heat-pipe with vertical atomic jet used in two-photon spectroscopy of highly excited states of Sr I. Controlled excitations of both Rydberg and non-Rydberg states, which cannot otherwise be accessed from the ground state due to parity and spectroscopic selection rules, have been achieved by employing a weak electric field complimented by collisions. The atomic jet setup is also found very useful for the study of collisional broadening and shift of excited states and time evolution of Rydberg atoms.
Bibliography on electron transfer processes in ion-ion/atom/molecule collisions (updated 1993)
Following our previous compilations [IPPJ-AM-45 (1986), NIFS-DATA-7 (1990)], bibliographic information on experimental and theoretical studies on electron transfer processes in ion-ion/atom/molecule collisions is up-dated. The references published through 1980-1992 are included. For easy finding references for particular combination of collision partners, a simple list is also provided. (author) 1542 refs
The fully-differential sodium electron excitation experiment has been completed during this contract year. This is a major milestone in our research program, as well as for electron-atom collision physics
Heavy particle atomic collisions in astrophysics: Beyond H and He targets
Stancil, P.C.; Krstic, P.S.; Schultz, D.R.
1998-06-01
The physical conditions relating to the emission of x-rays from Jovian and cometary atmospheres and to supernova ejecta are briefly described. Emphasis is placed on elucidating the relevance and importance of atomic collision processes, the availability of data, and the outstanding data needs for modeling these environments. Some preliminary theoretical studies of electron capture for important collisions systems, involving molecular and atomic metal targets, are presented.
Learning about three particle continuum states from fast ion-atom collisions
Preliminary results for two fast ion-atom collision experiments were presented. The double detachment of H- leads to some low energy three-particle states which offer interesting possibilities for further investigations into the three-particle Coulomb problem. Secondary electrons from fast ion-atom collisions moving in the region between the two resulting ions appear to express some special features that merit further experimental and theoretical work. 8 refs.; 2 figs
X-ray emission from heavy atomic collisions : couplings of inner shells in superheavy quasimolecules
Verma, Punita
2010-01-01
Overcritical electromagnetic fields with a coupling strength of ZUA greater than or equal to 1/alpha (=137, with alpha being the fine structure constant) can be experienced in superheavy quasimolecules (atomic number ZUA = Z1+Z2) formed transiently in close collisions of two very heavy atomic partners (Z1, Z2) at velocities (vion) smaller compared to the orbital velocity of the innermost electrons of concern (ve-). The inner shell processes in these collisions are governed approximately by th...
Overview on collision processes of highly charged ions with atoms present status and problems
This paper provides a brief discussion on the present status of the collision physics of highly charged ions with atoms. The emphasis is on the main achievements in understanding and describing the most important collision processes, and as charge transfer, ionization and Auger-type processes, and even more on those open problems which, due either to their scientific or practical importance, represent challenges to current research in this field. The paper concentrates on general ideas and problems whose development and solutions have advanced or will advance our basic understanding of the collision dynamics of multiply charged ions with atoms
Positronium formation and ionization in slow positron-hydrogen atom collisions
The electron capture and ionization processes in slow collisions of positrons with hydrogen atoms are considered within the advanced adiabatic approach to atomic collisions. The mass asymmetry of the (p,e-,e+) collision system is properly taken into account. The calculated positronium formation and ionization cross sections compare favourably with the available experimental data in the adiabatic energy region. It is shown that the potential energy curve of the 2p σ molecular state supports a quasi-bound level of the three-particle (p,e+,e-) system with an energy of -0.3 eV and decay width of 0.15 eV, approximately. (author)
Derouich, Moncef
2016-01-01
Simulations of the generation of the atomic polarization is necessary for interpreting the second solar spectrum. For this purpose, it is important to rigorously determine the effects of the isotropic collisions with neutral hydrogen on the atomic polarization of the neutral atoms, ionized atoms and molecules. Our aim is to treat in generality the problem of depolarizing isotropic collisions between singly ionized atoms and neutral hydrogen in its ground state. Using our numerical code, we computed the collisional depolarization rates of the $p$-levels of ions for large number of values of the effective principal quantum number $n^{*}$ and the Uns\\"old energy $E_p$. Then, genetic programming has been utilized to fit the available depolarization rates. As a result, strongly non-linear relationships between the collisional depolarization rates, $n^{*}$ and $E_p$ are obtained, and are shown to reproduce the original data with accuracy clearly better than 10\\%. These relationships allow quick calculations of the ...
We have developed a theoretical model of ion-atom collisions based on the time-dependent density-functional theory. We solve the time-dependent Kohn-Sham equation for electrons employing the real-space and real-time method, while the ion dynamics are described in classical mechanics by the Ehrenfest method. Taking advantage of the real-space grid method, we introduce the 'coordinate space translation' technique to allow one to focus on a certain space of interest. Benchmark calculations are given for collisions between proton and argon over a wide range of impact energy. Electron transfer total cross sections showed a fairly good agreement with available experimental data. -- Highlights: → We have developed a theoretical model of ion-atom collisions based on TDDFT. → The coordinate space translation technique was introduced into present calculation. → Charge transfer cross sections showed a good agreement with available experimental data.
The collision induced dissociation of alkali halide molecules to ion pairs upon impact with hyperthermal rare gas atoms has been investigated using the crossed molecular beam method. Relative total cross sections for the dissociation of CsI, CsBr, RbI, and KI to ion pairs upon collision with xenon and krypton have been measured over a relative collision energy range from threshold to 10 and 8 eV, respectively. In addition, complete angular and energy distributions of both dissociated ions from Xe+CsI, CsBr, and RbI collisions and from Kr+CsI and CsBr collisions have been obtained at several collision energies within the above energy range. Mass, collision orientation, and energy dependence effects observed throughout this work define two limiting case dissociation mechanisms for the Xe(Kr)+MX→Xe(Kr)+M++X- processes. The dominant dissociation configuration consists of the rare gas atom incident on the light atom end of the alkali halide molecule in a near collinear collision. The less preferred dissociation mechanism results when the rare gas atom is incident in a near collinear configuration on the heavy atom end of the alkali halide molecule. Experimental measurements of the percentage of energy transfer from the relative kinetic energy between Xe(Kr) and MX to the relative motion of M+--X- range as high as 95%; these percentage energy transfers correlate well with the predictions of an impulsive collision model. Three-dimensional classical trajectory calculations using realistic interaction potentials have been performed and they verify the dynamical interpretation suggested by the experiments
Multiple electron capture in close ion-atom collisions
Multiple electron capture is reported for Ca17+ in Ar. Close collisions are defined by the observation of a coincident Ca K or Ar K x-ray. A large number of electrons is transferred to the projectile in a single close collision when the Ca ion projectile is of the order of the Ar L-shell electron velocity. The cross section for electron capture is reported
Proceedings of the 2. Latin American Meeting on Atomic, Molecular and Electronic Collisions
Annals of the II Latin American Meeting on Atomic, Molecular and Electronic Collisions. Over than 50 people from Latin America participated on this meeting giving talks on different subjects (theoretical and experimental), related to atomic and molecular physics, as well as, nuclear physics. (A.C.A.S.)
Suppression of Zeeman Relaxation in Cold Collisions of \\(^2P_{1/2}\\) Atoms
Tscherbul, T.V.; Buchachenko, A. A.; Dalgarno, Alexander; Lu, M.-J.; Weinstein, J. D.
2009-01-01
We present a combined experimental and theoretical study of angular momentum depolarization in cold collisions of \\(^2P\\) atoms in the presence of an external magnetic field. We show that collision-induced Zeeman relaxation of Ga\\(^2P_{1/2}\\) and In \\(^2P_{1/2}\\) atoms in cold \\(^4\\)He gas is dramatically suppressed compared to atoms in \\(^2P_{3/2}\\) states. Using rigorous quantum-scattering calculations based on ab initio interaction potentials, we demonstrate that Zeeman transitions in coll...
Time-evolution of many active electrons in slow ion-atom collisions
Runge, K.; Micha, D.A.
1996-05-01
The previously developed Eikonal/Time-dependent Hartree-Fock method is applied to slow ionic and atomic collisions involving many active electrons. The electronic density matrix is written in a basis of traveling atomic orbitals including s, p, and d-type atomic basis functions. One- and two-electron integrals are calculated in a static basis and transformed to the traveling basis. Electronic orbital polarization parameters are calculated during the collision to determine the degree of electonic orientation and alignment as a function of time. This method is currently being applied to slow collisions of hydrogen, alkali, alkali earth and rare gas atoms and ions, to calculate the time evolution of electronic energy and charge transfer, as well as orbital polarization.
Sakimoto, Kazuhiro
2013-07-01
Antiproton (p¯) collisions with hydrogen atoms, resulting in the hadronic process of particle-antiparticle annihilation and the atomic process of protonium (p¯p) formation (or p¯ capture), are investigated theoretically. As the collision energy decreases, the collision time required for the p¯ capture becomes necessarily longer. Then, there is the possibility that the p¯-p annihilation occurs significantly before the p¯ capture process completes. In such a case, one can no longer consider the annihilation decay separately from the p¯ capture process. The present study develops a rigorous unified quantum-mechanical treatment of the annihilation and p¯ capture processes. For this purpose, an R-matrix approach for atomic collisions is extended to have complex-valued R-matrix elements allowing for the hadronic annihilation. Detailed calculations are carried out at low collision energies ranging from 10-8 to 10-1 eV, and the annihilation and the p¯ capture (total and product-state selected) cross sections are reported. Consideration is given to the difference between the direct annihilation occurring during the collision and the annihilation of p¯p occurring after the p¯ capture. The present annihilation process is also compared with the annihilation in two-body p¯+p collisions.
A crossed nozzle-beam experiment is used to investigate thermal energy collisions: Ne* (2p53s, 3P0,2) + He(1s2, 1S0), almost purely elastic, and He*(1s2s, 1,3S + Ne(2p6, 1S0), in which inelastic excitation transfers occur. State and velocity selection of the scattered Ne* atoms is performed using a tunable cw dye laser frequency locked on a definite Zeeman component of the transition 1s5 → 2p6 (λ = 614.3 nm) of 20Ne or 22Ne. In the purely elastic case, this technique allows the selection of one of the two final velocities, and then an unambiguous transformation of the differential cross section at 62 meV tallies on accords with a calculation using a single effective potential. In He* on Ne collisions, the main inelastic processes are endothermic excitation transfers from He*(21S). Experimental results obtained at different energies (62, 95, 109, 124 meV) show that the transfers essentially result in levels 3s and 4d of Ne. (orig.)
Barklem, Paul S
2016-01-01
A theoretical method for the estimation of cross sections and rates for excitation and charge transfer processes in low-energy hydrogen atom collisions with neutral atoms, based on an asymptotic two-electron model of ionic-covalent interactions in the neutral atom-hydrogen atom system, is presented. The calculation of potentials and non-adiabatic radial couplings using the method is demonstrated. The potentials are used together with the multi-channel Landau-Zener model to calculate cross sections and rate coefficients. The main feature of the method is that it employs asymptotically exact atomic wavefunctions, which can be determined from known atomic parameters. The method is applied to Li+H, Na+H, and Mg+H collisions, and the results compare well with existing detailed full-quantum calculations. The method is applied to the astrophysically important problem of Ca+H collisions, and rate coefficients are calculated for temperatures in the range 1000-20000 K.
Dissociative excitation of cesium atom upon e-CsOH collisions
The process of dissociative excitation of cesium atom in collisions with mono-kinetic molecules of cesium hydroxide is studied. It is established that behaviour of dissociative excitations the cesium atom in spectral series corresponds of to the grade dependence of cross sections on the main quantum number of the upper level. The values of constants, characterizing the behaviour of cross sections in the eight spectral series of the cesium atom are determined
Excitation of atoms and molecules in collisions with fast, highly charged ions
This paper discusses the following topics: charge distributions for Ar recoil-ions produced in one- and two-electron capture collisions by Oq+ projectiles; charge distributions of He, Ne, and Ar recoil-ions produced in collisions with 10 to 30 MeV/u N7+ ions; studies of recoil ions produced in collisions of 40 MeV Ar13+ with atomic and molecular targets; two-fragment coincidence studies of molecular dissociation induced by heavy ion collisions; resonant electron transfer to double K-vacancy states in oxygen compounds; quenching of metastable states in fast Mg projectiles; and design and construction of an atomic physics beamline for the ECR ion source
Investigation of the intermediate LK molecular orbital radiation in heavy ion-atom collisions
The continuum consisting of an intensive low-energy and a high-energy components in heavy-ion atom collision systems with atomic numbers Z1, Z2 > 28 is studied. The aim of the study is to prove that the C1 continuum cannot be caused by ridiative electron capture (REC) being molecular orbital (MO) radiation to the 2ptau level. It is shown that the comparison of the C1 yields obtained in Kr+Nb asymmetric collisions in gas and solid targets is associated with the formation of vacancies in the lower-Z collision partner and can be interpreted as quasimolecular radiation to the 2ptau orbital level. The strong suppression of the C2 component in the gas target experimets indicates that the MO radiation to the 1stau orbit is emitted preferentially in the two-collision process in symmetric and near-symmetric systems with Z1, Z2 <= 41
Analysis and manipulation of atomic and molecular collisions using laser light
Optical collisions in a crossed beam experiment are examined for the atomic collision pairs LiHe, LiNe, NaNe. Differential cross sections are measured in order to probe the quality of quantum chemical calculated and spectroscopical determined molecular potentials. The linear polarization of the excitation laser is used to manipulate the contrast of the differential cross sections for NaNe. Using elliptical polarized light total control over the angular position and the contrast of the interference pattern is demonstrated. Differential cross sections for the collision pairs LiH2 and LiD2 show a pronounced oscillatory structure, which for the first time is observed for atom-molecule optical collisions. (orig.)
The collective processes in collision of heavy-ions with atomic nuclei are discussed. Measured data on the S+Ti collision at Esub(LAB)=105, 130 and 144 MeV have been analysed in terms of a ''fission-like'' processes which seem to be a special case of deep inelastic collisions whose total available kinetic energy is completely dissipated. Applying transport theory it was possible to introduce a ''clock'' for measuring the time scale of nuclear processes in collision of heavy-ions by measuring the FWHM of mass distribution of emitted reaction products. Experimental data on continuum gamma spectra from Cu+Au collision at Esub(LAB)=400 MeV are presented and the angular momentum dissipation in this reaction is discussed. (author)
Collision processes of Li3+ with atomic hydrogen: cross section database
Using the available experimental and theoretical data, as well as established cross section scaling relationships, a cross section database for excitation, ionization and charge exchange in collisions of Li3+ ion with ground state and excited hydrogen atoms has been generated. The critically assessed cross sections are represented by analytic fit functions that have correct asymptotic behavior both at low and high collision energies. The derived cross sections are also presented in graphical form. (author)
Bibliography on electron transfer processes in ion-ion/atom/molecule collisions. Updated 1997
Tawara, H.
1997-04-01
Following our previous compilations (IPPJ-AM-45 (1986), NIFS-DATA-7 (1990), NIFS-DATA-20 (1993)), bibliographic information on experimental and theoretical studies on electron transfer processes in ion-ion/atom/molecule collisions is up-dated. The references published through 1954-1996 are listed in the order of the publication year. For easy finding of the references for a combination of collision partners, a simple list is provided. (author)
Bibliography on electron transfer processes in ion-ion/atom/molecule collisions. Updated 1997
Following our previous compilations (IPPJ-AM-45 (1986), NIFS-DATA-7 (1990), NIFS-DATA-20 (1993)), bibliographic information on experimental and theoretical studies on electron transfer processes in ion-ion/atom/molecule collisions is up-dated. The references published through 1954-1996 are listed in the order of the publication year. For easy finding of the references for a combination of collision partners, a simple list is provided. (author)
Large Effects of Electric Fields on Atom-Molecule Collisions at Millikelvin Temperatures
Parazzoli, L. P.; Fitch, N J; Zuchowski, P.S.; Hutson, J. M.; Lewandowsk, H.J.
2011-01-01
Controlling interactions between cold molecules using external fields can elucidate the role of quantum mechanics in molecular collisions. We create a new experimental platform in which ultracold rubidium atoms and cold ammonia molecules are separately trapped by magnetic and electric fields and then combined to study collisions. We observe inelastic processes that are faster than expected from earlier field-free calculations. We use quantum scattering calculations to show that electric field...
Bibliography on electron transfer processes in ion-ion/atom/molecule collisions, updated 1990
Following a previous compilation, new bibliographic information on experimental and theoretical studies on electron transfer processes in ion-ion/atom/molecule collisions is up-dated. The references published through 1989 are surveyed. For easy finding references for particular combination of collision partners, a simple list is also provided. Furthermore, for convenience, a copy of the previous compilation (IPPJ-AM-45 (1986)) is included. (author) 1363 refs
Nonadiabatic nuclear dynamics of atomic collisions based on branching classical trajectories
The branching classical trajectory method for inelastic atomic collision processes is proposed. The approach is based on two features: (i) branching of a classical trajectory in a nonadiabatic region and (ii) the nonadiabatic transition probability formulas particularly adapted for a classical trajectory treatment. In addition to transition probabilities and inelastic cross sections, the proposed approach allows one to calculate incoming and outgoing currents. The method is applied to inelastic Na + H collisions providing the results in reasonable agreement with full quantum calculations.
K-Vacancy Production in the Collision of Highly Charged Relativistic Ions With Heavy Atoms
Khabibullaev, P. K.
2000-01-01
A general expression for the cross section of the inelastic collision of relativistic highly charged ion with heavy (relativistic) atoms is obtained using the generalized eikonal approximation. In the ultrarelativistic limit, the obtained formula coincides with a known exact one. As an application of the obtained result, probability and cross section of the K-vacany production in the U92+ - U91+ collision are calculated.
Dynamical resonant electron capture in atom surface collisions: H- formation in H-Al(111) collisions
Borisov, A. G.; Teillet-Billy, D.; Gauyacq, J. P.
1992-05-01
The formation of H- ion by grazing-angle collisions of hydrogen on an Al(111) surface is investigated with the newly developed coupled angular mode method. The capture process involves a dynamical resonant process induced by the collision velocity. All the resonance properties of the H- level in front of an Al(111) surface are determined: position, width, and angular distribution of ejected electrons. The results are shown to account for the recent observations on H- formation by Wyputta, Zimny, and Winter.
Electron emission in collisions of intermediate energy ions with atoms
The aim of this work, is the analysis of the processes of electronic emission produced in the collisions of small ions (H+, He++) of intermediate energy (50 a 200 KeV/amu) with light gaseous targets. (A.C.A.G.)
Dynamical approach to the statistical average of atom-diatom collision
The dynamical Lie algebraic method is used for the description of statistical mechanics of the atom-diatom collision. The expression of the statistical average values is derived in terms of the density operator formalism in statistical mechanics. Also we use the time evolution operator calculate the transition probability. The method is applied to the collision of H2 with He. Comparing the results with the experimental results, the authors can see that the dynamical Lie algebraic method is useful for describing the collision problem. (authors)
Some electron detachment data for H- ions in collisions with electrons, ions, atoms and molecules
In order to provide information on the effectiveness of the conversion of negative hydrogen ions in collision with multiply charged ions into neutrals for plasma heating, the present situation is reviewed on the cross sections involving negative hydrogen ions in collisions with electrons, ions, atoms and molecules. It is pointed out that, though electron detachment from negative hydrogen ions is estimated to be effectively achievable under collisions with multiply charged ions, reliable data for such processes are still scanty in particular at the MeV/amu energy range and measurements of the cross sections are deserved to be performed urgently. (author)
An empirical formula evaluation of the collision strength for the electrons with atoms and ions
The experimental data and theoretical calculations have been researched for the collision excitation cross section Q, collision strength Ω and rate coefficient R on the electrons with atoms and ions. The empirical formulae of the different types have been compared, analysed and evaluated. These empirical formulae have been given by the strict theoretical model, formulae derivation and programme calculation. A set of values of the Q, Ω and R have been given by means of the calculating results and measuring values, particularly, on the calculating formula parametrization of the collision strength Ω. On the basis of evaluating data, a set of the reasonable and convenient empirical formulae have been recommended
This work is composed of 2 parts. The first part is dedicated to the study of ion collisions with atoms or molecules and the second part deals with electron-atom collisions in intense laser radiation. The 2 issues are not so independent as it seems since both involve diffusion processes or the dynamic of electronic structures of atoms and molecules in a non-perturbative framework. The first chapter describes the main collisional processes that happen in ion collisions with atoms and molecules. The eikonal method that is used to compute integral and differential cross-sections is presented in the second chapter. The third chapter reports the various concepts and methods used for studying the dynamics of quantum systems. The fourth chapter deals with the electronic capture in a mono-electronic molecular system and with the interference phenomena that may take place in the differential cross-sections. The fifth chapter studies the ionizing ion-molecule collisions with high impact energy, in such collisions very low amplitude interference structures have been observed experimentally. These structures can be explained by the multiple scattering of the wave packet representing the ejected electron by the 2 centers of the molecular target. The sixth chapter deals with ion-atom collisions in which 2 electrons are active for simple and double electronic capture. The second part of this work begins with chapter 7. The study of electron-atom collisions in intense laser radiation field implies to take into account 3 different interactions: first the interaction between the free electron and the atom, secondly the interaction between the laser field and the incident electron and thirdly, the interaction between the atom and the laser field. The seventh chapter presents a mathematical formalism able to describe the interaction of the atom with the laser field. This formalism is a non-perturbative approach based on the Floquet theorem. In chapter 8 we present an application to
Beams, T J; Whittingham, I B
2004-01-01
Collisions between tightly confined atoms can lead to ionization and hence to loss of atoms from the trap. We develop second-order perturbation theory for a tensorial perturbation of a spherically symmetric system and the theory is then applied to processes mediated by the spin-dipole interaction. Redistribution and loss mechanisms are studied for the case of spin-polarized metastable helium atoms and results obtained for the five lowest s states in the trap and trapping frequencies ranging from 1 kHz to 10 MHz.
US-Japan Workshop on atomic-collision data for fusion
This report, containing abstracts of each of the presentations and discussions, includes: brief talks on the applications of atomic data in tokamaks and in inertial confinement; reviews of the specific atomic collisions projects for fusion in Japan and the United States; discussions of how the data centers operate and manner of exchanging data; brief reviews of the status of electron-ion scattering and ion-atom scattering; discussions of criteria to be used in evaluating and selecting both experimental and theoretical data in these two areas; comparisons of data selected for each of six specific collision reactions which were evaluated by both groups prior to the workshop; brief reviews of activities in the related areas of atomic structure and plasma wall interactions; and a decision to pursue a joint or collaborative compilation of recommended cross sections for oxygen ions for electron impact excitation and electron capture from atomic hydrogen
Lectures on ion-atom collisions from nonrelativistic to relativistic velocities
Eichler, Jörg
2005-01-01
Atomic collisions offer some unique opportunities to study atomic structure and reaction mechanisms in experiment and theory, especially for projectiles of high atomic number provided by modern accelerators. The book is meant as an introduction into the field and provides some basic theoretical understanding of the atomic processes occurring when a projectile hits another atom. It also furnishes the tools for a mathematical description, however, without going deeper into the technical details, which can be found in the literature given. With this aim, the focus is on reactions, in which only a single active electron participates. Collisional excitation, ionization and charge transfer are discussed for collision velocities ranging from slow to comparable to thespeed of light. For the highest projectile velocities, energy can be converted into mass, so that electron-positron pairs are created. In addition to the systematic treatment, a theoretical section specializes on electron-electroncorrelations and three...
Single-collision studies of hot atom energy transfer and chemical reaction
This report discusses research in the collision dynamics of translationally hot atoms, with funding with DOE for the project ''Single-Collision Studies of Hot Atom Energy Transfer and Chemical Reaction,'' Grant Number DE-FG03-85ER13453. The work reported here was done during the period September 9, 1988 through October 31, 1991. During this period this DOE-funded work has been focused on several different efforts: (1) experimental studies of the state-to-state dynamics of the H + RH → H2 R reactions where RH is CH4, C2H6, or C3H8, (2) theoretical (quasiclassical trajectory) studies of hot hydrogen atom collision dynamics, (3) the development of photochemical sources of translationally hot molecular free radicals and characterization of the high resolution CARS spectroscopy of molecular free radicals, (4) the implementation of stimulated Raman excitation (SRE) techniques for the preparation of vibrationally state-selected molecular reactants
Dissociative Excitation of Even States of Tin Atoms in e-SnCl2 Collisions
Smirnov, Yu. M.
2001-12-01
Dissociative excitation of even levels of tin atoms in collisions of slow electrons with tin dichloride molecules is studied experimentally. The levels studied belong to the configurations 5 s 25 pnp 1, 3 L ( n=6, 7; L= S, P, D) and 5 s 25 p 4 f. Absolute values of cross sections for dissociative excitation at the electron energy of 100 eV are 1.05-2.56 times greater than cross sections for excitation in electron-atom collisions at the energy of 50 eV.
Collision of Bare Ion Si14+ with the Same Z Slow-atom Si
无
2000-01-01
We present the collision of bare ion Si14+ with the same Z slow-atom Si. It is shown that the cold-atom collisions are sensitive to the potential. In this paper, we present the cross sectiond for the most important transition from the 3p13d1 and 3p14d1 excited states. It is seen that there are large cross sections when the angle is larger than 80 degrees. With increasing energy, the cross section becomes decresasingly flat.PACS numbers:34.70.+e, 32.80. Fb
Investigation of ion-atom collision dynamics through imaging techniques
2008-01-01
The principle and technique details of recoil ion momentum imaging are discussed and summarized. The recoil ion momentum spectroscopy built at the Institute of Modern Physics (Lanzhou) is presented. The first results obtained at the setup are analyzed. For 30 keV He2+ on He collision, it is found that the capture of single electron occurs dominantly into the first excited states, and the related scattering angle results show that the ground state capture occurs at large impact parameters, while the capture into excited states occurs at small impact parameters. The results manifest the collision dynamics for the sub-femto-second process can be studied through the techniques uniquely. Finally, the future possibilities of applications of the recoil ion momentum spectroscopy in other fields are outlined.
Topics relating to atomic collisions in dilute Bose-Einstein condensates
In this thesis, we investigate various aspects of applications and limitations arising from atomic collisions in dilute Bose-Einstein condensates. First, we investigate the relative particle number squeezing produced in the excited states of a dilute condensate at zero temperature using stimulated light scattering. We show that a modest number of relative number squeezed particles can be achieved when atoms, produced in pairs through collisions in the condensate, are scattered out by their interaction with the lasers. This squeezing is optimal when the momentum is larger than the inverse healing length. This modest number of relative number squeezed particles has the potential to be amplified in four-wave-mixing experiments. We study the limitations on the relative number squeezing between photons and atoms coupled out from a homogeneous Bose-Einstein condensate. We consider the coupling between the translational atomic states by two photon Bragg processes, one of the photon modes involved in the Bragg process being in a coherent state, and the other initially unpopulated. We start with an interacting condensate at zero temperature and compute the time evolution for the system. We discuss how collisions between the atoms and photon rescattering affect the degree of squeezing which may be reached in such experiments. We investigate the limitations arising from atomic collisions on the storage and delay times of probe pulses in EIT experiments. We find that the atomic collisions can be described by an effective decay rate that limits storage and delay times. We calculate the momentum and temperature dependence of the decay rate and find that it is necessary to excite atoms to a particular momentum depending on temperature and spacing of the energy levels involved in order to minimize the decoherence effects of atomic collisions. Finally, we propose a method to probe states in the Mott insulator regime produced from a condensate in an optical lattice. We consider a
DC Stark effect on cold Rydberg atom nD + nD pair collisions
We have observed a significant yield of (n + 2)P atoms after the excitation of nD Rydberg atoms in a Rb MOT, where 27 < n < 41, which can be attributed to binary collisions between Rydberg atoms. We have measured its dependence on principle quantum number as well as DC electric field. These results are compared to a model which uses the Landau-Zener method to calculate transition probabilities at avoided crossings in the two-atom potential energy curves, taking into account the effects of the DC Stark effect due to the background electric field.
Atom trapping: application to electron collision studies of metastable helium
Full text: We report on the first measurements of electron scattering from metastable helium atoms (He) confined in a magneto-optic trap (MOT). Using conventional crossed beam techniques, measurement of electron scattering cross sections for He is experimentally very difficult, due the intrinsically low atomic densities produced by nozzle discharge sources, and the need to locate the interaction region well away from stray electric and magnetic fields. Electron interactions with excited state atoms are fundamentally important to many naturally processes in atmospheric and astrophysical chemistry, gas lasers and plasma processing. Until these experiments, no data for He existed in the intermediate (10-100 eV) range to verify theoretical predictions. Our MOT contains up to 108 atoms at temperatures of ∼1mK that act as a high (∼109 cm-3) density target for a pulsed electron beam. We employ optical molasses to reduce the atomic velocity, and hence the trap decay time when released from the optical and magnetic fields. The total cross section is determined using phase modulation spectroscopy to measure the fractional loss rate of the trapped atoms with the electron gun on, and the electron current density is measured using scanning wire techniques to yield the absolute total cross section
Lee, Myoung-Jae; Jung, Young-Dae
2016-05-01
The influence of non-thermal Dupree turbulence and the plasma shielding on the electron-ion collision is investigated in Lorentzian turbulent plasmas. The second-order eikonal analysis and the effective interaction potential including the Lorentzian far-field term are employed to obtain the eikonal scattering phase shift and the eikonal collision cross section as functions of the diffusion coefficient, impact parameter, collision energy, Debye length and spectral index of the astrophysical Lorentzian plasma. It is shown that the non-thermal effect suppresses the eikonal scattering phase shift. However, it enhances the eikonal collision cross section in astrophysical non-thermal turbulent plasmas. The effect of non-thermal turbulence on the eikonal atomic collision cross section is weakened with increasing collision energy. The variation of the atomic cross section due to the non-thermal Dupree turbulence is also discussed. This research was supported by Nuclear Fusion Research Program through NRF funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (Grant No. 2015M1A7A1A01002786).
16. International Conference on Atomic Collisions in Solids. Book of abstracts
In this conference book of abstracts the following topics are treated: The interaction of atomic, molecular or ion beams with surfaces of solid metals and crystals, scattering and collisions, ion bombardment, ion channeling, energy losses and charge exchange, thin films, secondary emission, the Auger effect, sputtering of particles and atomic and molecular clusters. Thereby not only experimental results are presented but also computerized simulation methods are applied. (Suda)
Kazakov, G A; Litvinov, A. N.; Matisov, B. G.; Romanenko, V. I.; Yatsenko, L. P.; Romanenko, A. V.
2011-01-01
We studied theoretically a coherent population trapping resonance formation in cylindrical cell without buffer gas irradiated by a narrow laser beam. We take into account non-zero probabilities of elastic ("specular") and inelastic ("sticking") collision between the atom and the cell wall. We have developed a theoretical model based on averaging over the random Ramsey pulse sequences of times that atom spent in and out of the beam. It is shown that the shape of coherent population trapping re...
Formation of heavy-Rydberg ion-pair states in Rydberg atom collisions with attaching targets
Wang, Changhao; Kelley, Michael; Buathong, Sitti; Dunning, F. Barry
2014-05-01
Electron transfer in collisions between K(np)Rydberg atoms and electron attaching molecules can lead to formation of heavy-Rydberg ion-pair states comprising a weakly-bound positive-negative ion pair orbiting at large internuclear separations. In the present work ion-pair states are created in a small collision cell and allowed to exit into an analysis region where their binding energy and velocity distributions are determined with the aid of electric-field-induced dissociation and a position sensitive detector. Ion pair production is analyzed using a Monte Carlo collision code that models both the initial Rydberg electron capture and the subsequent behavior of the product ion pair. The data demonstrate that collisions with SF6 and CCl4 lead to formation of long-lived ion pair states with a broad distribution of binding energies whose velocity distribution is strongly peaked in the forward direction. Research supported by the Robert A. Welch Foundation.
Total angular momentum representation for atom-molecule collisions in electric fields
Tscherbul, T V
2012-01-01
It is shown that the atom-molecule collision problem in the presence of an external electric field can be solved using the total angular momentum representation in the body-fixed coordinated frame, leading to a computationally efficient method for ab initio modeling of low-temperature scattering phenomena. Our calculations demonstrate rapid convergence of the cross sections for vibrational and Stark relaxation in He-CaD collisions with the number of total angular momentum states in the basis set, leading to a 5-100 fold increase in computational efficiency over the previously used methods based on the fully uncoupled space-fixed representation. These results open up the possibility of carrying out numerically converged quantum scattering calculations on a wide array of atom-molecule collisions and chemical reactions in the presence of electric fields.
We present the results from two experiments investigating collisions that differ in time scale by three orders of magnitude. The first experiment enables the determination of absolute total collision cross sections using a technique that measures a change in the loss rate of trapped atoms from a magneto optical trap (MOT). We also investigate light assisted collision processes between cold metastable neon atoms in the 3P2 metastable state within the MOT. A catalysis laser is scanned in frequency across the 3P2 - 3D3 cooling transition and the ionization rate was observed. Ionization spectra are obtained which demonstrate a dependence on the magnetic sublevels of the transition that the catalysis laser is exciting.
Positronium formation and ionization in slow positron-hydrogen atom collisions
Janev, R.K. [International Atomic Energy Agency, PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna (Austria); Solov' ev, E.A. [Research Centre for Energy and Informatics, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, PO Box 428, 9100 Skopje (Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of)
1999-07-14
The electron capture and ionization processes in slow collisions of positrons with hydrogen atoms are considered within the advanced adiabatic approach to atomic collisions. The mass asymmetry of the (p,e{sup -},e{sup +}) collision system is properly taken into account. The calculated positronium formation and ionization cross sections compare favourably with the available experimental data in the adiabatic energy region. It is shown that the potential energy curve of the 2p {sigma} molecular state supports a quasi-bound level of the three-particle (p,e{sup +},e{sup -}) system with an energy of -0.3 eV and decay width of 0.15 eV, approximately. (author)
Projectile energy loss in multiply ionizing ion-atom collisions
The projectile energy loss for 7.5--25-MeV C6+,5+ and F6+ ions was measured for single collisions with He, Ne, Ar, and Kr as a function of the recoil-ion charge state and the projectile scattering. This energy loss was measured for collisions in which the projectile captured an electron and for those involving just direct ionization. We investigated and found a large average energy transfer (100--250 eV/electron) to the continuum electrons. A strong increase of the scattering angle with recoil-ion charge state was observed for both capture and direct ionization. The results imply that, for smaller impact parameters, higher recoil-ion charge states are produced and that higher energy losses are obtained. We observed a weak target-Z dependence of the energy loss. The results are compared with n-body classical-trajectory Monte Carlo calculations by Olson, semiclassical-approximation calculations by Schuch et al. [Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. Sect. B 42, 566 (1989)], and the energy-deposition model
Stallcop, J. R.
1974-01-01
Semiclassical collisions of an atom with a rigid-rotor molecule are examined in the sudden approximation. The rotational transition probability is shown to be invariant with respect to the choice of orientation for the molecular coordinate system; this fact contradicts recently reported results of a computer analysis. The present analysis may lead to an improved interpretation of recent molecular beam measurements.
Relativistic effects in non-radiative electron capture in ion-atom collisions
In this paper, a modified eikonal method (Blankenbecler-Goldberger) has been extended to perform calculations for the electron capture processes in relativistic ion-atom collisions. The results are compared with the first order Born approximation and the ordinary eikonal approximation. The relativistic effects are discussed. Some conclusions are drawn. (author)
ELECTRON-CAPTURE IN HIGHLY-CHARGED ION-ATOM COLLISIONS
MORGENSTERN, R
1993-01-01
An attempt is made to identify the most important mechanisms responsible for the rearrangement of electrons during collisions between multiply charged ions and atoms at keV energies. It is discussed to which extent the influence of binding energy, angular momentum of heavy particles and electrons, a
Electron and X-ray emission in collisions of multiply charged ions and atoms
The author presents experimental results of electron and X-ray emission following slow collisions of multiply charged ions and atoms. The aim of the investigation was to study the mechanisms which are responsible for the emission. (G.T.H.)
Experimental study of inelastic collisions of slow electrons with terbium atoms
The aim of the paper is experimental study of inelastic collisions of slow electrons with terbium atoms (TA) by the intersecting beam method. Data in the cross sections and optical excitation functions of TA in dependence on the electron energy in the range of 0-200 eV are presented. The TA state diagram with investigated transitions is presented too
The cross sections of intercombination transitions (ICT) between high-excited levels of atoms during the collisions of the latter with electrons are considered. A method is proposed for calculating ICT cross sections which are orbital quantum number totals. A comparison with the cross section calculated within the scope of quasiclassic approach is performed. Both methods yield close results
Isotopic and Symmetry Effects in the Collision of Atomic Helium
Bouledroua, Moncef; Bouchelaghem, Fouzia; Tahar Bouazza, M.; Reggami, Lamia
2006-11-01
The thermophysical properties of a helium dilute gas at low and high temperatures are revisited with new and recent potential data points. The second virial coefficients are computed in order to assess the accuracy of the constructed He-He potentials. The results, mainly at high temperatures, are in a good agreement with the published values. The isotopic effects due to the presence of ^4He and ^3He atoms are also examined and the calculations of various transport parameters, namely diffusion, viscosity, and thermal conductivity, are extended to include the nuclear spins and the symmetry effects, which arise from the identity and indistinguishability of the colliding atoms.
Ionization and electron emission of heavy ion-atom collisions: The argon-krypton collision system
The Ar-Kr collision system has been studied by examining the charge states of the scattered ions together with the energies of the emitted electrons. The charge state data show that there are increases in the average scattered charge state at distances of closest approach that correspond well with internuclear distances for which the molecular orbital model1 predicts electron promotions of krypton and argon electrons to occur. The electron data show a well resolved Auger peak between 150-200 eV superimposed on an exponentially decreasing background of continuum electrons. Doppler shifts identify the Auger peak as originating from the argon collision partner. Ion-electron coincidence experiments exhibit the same peak and link it to a specific distance of closest approach. The threshold for this L-Auger electron production falls between 0.2 and 0.3 a.u., agreeing well with molecular orbital predictions
Properties of the scattering amplitude for electron-atom collisions
For the scattering of an electron by an atom finiteness of the amplitude at non threshold energies is proved in the framework of the N-body Schroedinger equation. It is also shown that both the direct and exchange amplitudes have analytic continuations for complex values of incident momentum, with pole or cut singularities on the imaginary axis
Atomic Spectroscopy and Collisions Using Slow Antiprotons \\\\ ASACUSA Collaboration
Matsuda, Y; Lodi-rizzini, E; Kuroda, N; Schettino, G; Hori, M; Soter, A; Pirkl, W; Mascagna, V; Malbrunot, C L S; Yamazaki, Y; Eades, J; Simon, M; Massiczek, O; Sauerzopf, C; Breuker, H; Nagata, Y; Uggerhoj, U I; Mc cullough, R W; Toekesi, K M; Venturelli, L; Widmann, E; Zmeskal, J; Kanai, Y; Hayano, R; Knudsen, H; Kristiansen, H; Todoroki, K; Bartel, M A; Moller, S P; Charlton, M; Leali, M; Diermaier, M; Kolbinger, B
2002-01-01
ASACUSA (\\underline{A}tomic \\underline{S}pectroscopy \\underline{A}nd \\underline{C}ollisions \\underline{U}sing \\underline{S}low \\underline{A}ntiprotons) is a collaboration between a number of Japanese and European research institutions, with the goal of studying bound and continuum states of antiprotons with simple atoms.\\\\ Three phases of experimentation are planned for ASACUSA. In the first phase, we use the direct $\\overline{p}$ beam from AD at 5.3 MeV and concentrate on the laser and microwave spectroscopy of the metastable antiprotonic helium atom, $\\overline{p}$He$^+$, consisting of an electron and antiproton bound by the Coulomb force to the helium nucleus. Samples of these are readily created by bringing AD antiproton beam bunches to rest in helium gas. With the help of techniques developed at LEAR for resonating high precision laser beams with antiproton transitions in these atoms, ASACUSA achieved several of these first-phase objectives during a few short months of AD operation in 2000. Six atomic tr...
Relativistic ab initio calculations for ion-atom collisions
Within the independent particle model we solve the time---dependent single-particle equation using ab initio SCF-DIRAC-FOCK-SLATER wavefunctions as a basis. To reinstate the many-particle aspect of the collision system we use the inclusive probability formalism to answer experimental questions. As an example we show an application to the case of S15+ on Ar where experimental data on the K-K charge transfer are available for a wide range of impact energies from 4.7 to 90 MeV. Our molecular adiabatic calculations and the evaluation using the inclusive probability formalism show good results in the low energy range from 4.7 to 16 MeV impact energy
Photon emission spectroscopy of ion-atom collisions
Nystroem, B.
1995-10-01
Emission cross sections for the 1snp{sup 1}P{sub 1}-levels have been measured by photon emission spectroscopy for the collision systems He{sup +} + He at 10 keV and He{sup 2+} + He at 10-35 keV. Photon spectra of Krypton (Kr VIII) and Xenon (Xe V - IX) have also been obtained using 10q keV beams of Kr{sup q+} (q=7-9) and Xe{sup q+} (q=5-9) colliding with Helium and Argon. The Lifetimes of 3p{sup 2}P-levels in Na-like Nb are reported together with lifetime for the 3s3p{sup 3}P{sub 1}-level in Mg-like Ni, Kr, Y, Zr and Nb where this level has an intercombination transition to the ground state. 45 refs, 20 figs.
Formation of protonium and positronium in atomic collisions
Whitehead, R J
2001-01-01
method. Statistically accurate cross sections for protonium and antihydrogen formation have been obtained and the energy dependence of the process established. Antihydrogen formation from antiproton collisions with positronium in the presence of a laser has also been simulated with the CTMC method and the effects of laser polarisation, frequency and intensity studied. Enhancements of the antihydrogen formation cross section were observed and it is suggested that more sophisticated calculations should be undertaken. A minimum-norm method has been developed for solving the coupled integro-differential equations describing the scattering of positrons by one-electron targets in which the rearrangement channels for positronium formation have been explicitly included. The minimum-norm method, applied to this application for the first time in this thesis, is an enhancement of a previously reported least-squares method which has enabled the extension to a significantly larger basis consisting of up to 26 states on th...
Photon emission spectroscopy of ion-atom collisions
Emission cross sections for the 1snp1P1-levels have been measured by photon emission spectroscopy for the collision systems He+ + He at 10 keV and He2+ + He at 10-35 keV. Photon spectra of Krypton (Kr VIII) and Xenon (Xe V - IX) have also been obtained using 10q keV beams of Krq+ (q=7-9) and Xeq+ (q=5-9) colliding with Helium and Argon. The Lifetimes of 3p2P-levels in Na-like Nb are reported together with lifetime for the 3s3p3P1-level in Mg-like Ni, Kr, Y, Zr and Nb where this level has an intercombination transition to the ground state. 45 refs, 20 figs
Protonium formation in slow collisions of antiprotons with hydrogen atoms
Sakimoto, Kazuhiro [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Yoshinodai, Sagamihara (Japan)]. E-mail: sakimoto@pub.isas.ac.jp
2001-05-14
Protonium formation p-bar+H{yields}p-barp+e is investigated theoretically at centre-of-mass collision energies less than E=10 eV. In previous studies on the break-up ionization p-bar+H{yields}p-bar+p+e, the present author introduced the direct numerical method using a discrete-variable-representation technique to solve the time-dependent (semiclassical) Schroedinger equation. The same method is applied to protonium formation. The reliability of the adiabatic molecular picture is examined for the calculation of the formation cross section. At very low energies, the centrifugal barrier plays an important role in the protonium formation as found in a variety of ion-molecule chemical reactions. (author)
Protonium formation in slow collisions of antiprotons with hydrogen atoms
Protonium formation p-bar+H→p-barp+e is investigated theoretically at centre-of-mass collision energies less than E=10 eV. In previous studies on the break-up ionization p-bar+H→p-bar+p+e, the present author introduced the direct numerical method using a discrete-variable-representation technique to solve the time-dependent (semiclassical) Schroedinger equation. The same method is applied to protonium formation. The reliability of the adiabatic molecular picture is examined for the calculation of the formation cross section. At very low energies, the centrifugal barrier plays an important role in the protonium formation as found in a variety of ion-molecule chemical reactions. (author)
Double-atom excitation in heavy-particle collisions induced by the electron-electron interaction
We present an analytical method for rapid calculation of matrix elements for double-atom excitation induced by the electron-electron interaction. The method is applied to calculation of probabilities and cross sections for double-atom n = 2 excitation in H(1s)-H(1s) and various A(Zp-1)+(1s)-H(1s) collisions at intermediate and high projectile energies. Based on first-order perturbation theory an empirical scaling rule for the double-atom excitation cross sections is derived. The calculated cross sections are shown to be in good agreement with this scaling relation. (author)
Energy losses of fast heavy multiply charged structural ions in collisions with complex atoms
Matveev, V. I.; Sidorov, D. B.
2007-07-01
A nonperturbatve theory of energy losses of fast heavy multiply charged structural ions in collisions with neutral complex atoms is elaborated with allowance for simultaneous excitations of ionic and atomic electron shells. Formulas for the effective deceleration that are similar to the well-known Bethe-Bloch formulas are derived. By way of example, the energy lost by partially stripped U q+ ions (10 ≤ q ≤ 70) colliding with argon atoms and also the energy lost by Au, Pb, and Bi ions colliding with various targets are calculated. The results of calculation are compared with experimental data.
Lüdde, Hans Jürgen; Achenbach, Alexander; Kalkbrenner, Thilo; Jankowiak, Hans-Christian; Kirchner, Tom
2016-04-01
A new model to account for geometric screening corrections in an independent-atom-model description of ion-molecule collisions is introduced. The ion-molecule cross sections for net capture and net ionization are represented as weighted sums of atomic cross sections with weight factors that are determined from a geometric model of overlapping cross section areas. Results are presented for proton collisions with targets ranging from diatomic to complex polyatomic molecules. Significant improvement compared to simple additivity rule results and in general good agreement with experimental data are found. The flexibility of the approach opens up the possibility to study more detailed observables such as orientation-dependent and charge-state-correlated cross sections for a large class of complex targets ranging from biomolecules to atomic clusters.
Electron capture by fluorinated fullerene anions in collisions with Xe atoms
Boltalina, OV; Hvelplund, P; Jørgensen, Thomas J. D.;
2000-01-01
Electron capture by 50-keV fluorinated fullerene anions (C60Fn- 18
Quantum theory of ultracold atom-ion collisions
Idziaszek, Zbigniew; Julienne, Paul S; Simoni, Andrea
2008-01-01
We study atom-ion scattering in the ultracold regime. To this aim, an analytical model based on the multichannel quantum defect formalism is developed and compared to close-coupled numerical calculations. We investigate the occurrence of magnetic Feshbach resonances focusing on the specific 40Ca+ - Na system. The presence of several resonances at experimentally accessible magnetic fields should allow the atom-ion interaction to be precisely tuned. A fully quantum-mechanical study of charge exchange processes shows that charge-exchange rates should remain small even in the presence of resonance effects. Most of our results can be cast in a system-independent form and are important for the realization of the charge-neutral ultracold systems.
Laser Assisted Free-Free Transition in Electron - Atom Collision
Sinha, C.; Bhatia, A. K.
2011-01-01
Free-free transition is studied for electron-Hydrogen atom system in ground state at very low incident energies in presence of an external homogeneous, monochromatic and linearly polarized laser field. The incident electron is considered to be dressed by the laser in a non perturbative manner by choosing the Volkov solutions in both the channels. The space part of the scattering wave function for the electron is solved numerically by taking into account the effect of electron exchange, short range as well as of the long range interactions. Laser assisted differential as well as elastic total cross sections are calculated for single photon absorption/emission in the soft photon limit, the laser intensity being much less than the atomic field intensity. A strong suppression is noted in the laser assisted cross sections as compared to the field free situations. Significant difference is noted in the singlet and the triplet cross sections.
Parameters for Cold Collisions of Lithium and Caesium Atoms
Ouerdane, H
2015-01-01
We calculate the s-wave scattering length and effective range and the p-wave scattering volume for $^7$Li atoms interacting with $^{133}$Cs atoms via the X$^1\\Sigma^+_g$ molecular potential. The length and volume are found by fitting the log-derivative of the zero energy wave function evaluated at short range to a long range expression that accounts for the leading van der Waals dispersion potential and then incorporating the remaining long range dispersion contributions to first order. The effective range is evaluated from a quadrature formula. The calculated parameters are checked from the zero energy limits of the scattering phase shifts. We comment on ill-conditioning in the calculated s-wave scattering length.
Coherence effects in heavy ion-atom collisions
A new approach to charge capture and ionization by highly stripped projectiles is described and shown to explain cross section systematics through the periodic table. Oscillations in cross section with respect to charge state observed around atomic number 70 are explained as an f-wave resonance in the target electron-projectile scattering. The ratio of H2 to H cross sections for both light and heavy projectiles is shown to fit a two center coherent scattering model; independent scattering by the two centers is not a good assumption for velocities below 4 a.u. Similar coherence effects are predicted in stripping by molecular gases even in multi-electron processes where the independent atom model might be thought valid. Recent experiments on the forward peak of electrons ejected from the projectile show interesting structure which can be partly explained without invoking interference effects. 7 references
Coherence and correlation in electron-atom collisions
Slevin, J.A. (Saint Patrick' s Coll., Maynooth (Ireland)); Chwirot, S. (Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika, Torun (Poland). Inst. Fizyki)
1990-01-28
Recent developments in the field of alignment and orientation studies of electron impact excitation of atoms are discussed. This article reviews experiments which have a well defined planar symmetry, i.e. in which the initial and final momenta of electrons are determined. The experimental results obtained by different groups during the last four years are presented after a brief theoretical introduction followed by a description of typical experimental arrangements. (author).
Coherence and correlation in electron-atom collisions
Recent developments in the field of alignment and orientation studies of electron impact excitation of atoms are discussed. This article reviews experiments which have a well defined planar symmetry, i.e. in which the initial and final momenta of electrons are determined. The experimental results obtained by different groups during the last four years are presented after a brief theoretical introduction followed by a description of typical experimental arrangements. (author)
Based on the reaction windows of electron capture obtained by using the two-state Landau-Zener model, the electron capture processes in collision of bare ions and highly partially stripped ions with hydrogen atoms are analysed. The capture cross sections predicted by multichannel Landau-Zener method are reliable if the cross points between the initial and final diabatic potential energy curves are located in the corresponding reaction windows. The calculations by the multichannel Landau-Zener method show that the present theoretical results are in accord with the analyses for slow C3+ + H and 5+ + H collisions
Bartschat, Klaus; Kushner, Mark J
2016-06-28
Electron collisions with atoms, ions, molecules, and surfaces are critically important to the understanding and modeling of low-temperature plasmas (LTPs), and so in the development of technologies based on LTPs. Recent progress in obtaining experimental benchmark data and the development of highly sophisticated computational methods is highlighted. With the cesium-based diode-pumped alkali laser and remote plasma etching of Si3N4 as examples, we demonstrate how accurate and comprehensive datasets for electron collisions enable complex modeling of plasma-using technologies that empower our high-technology-based society. PMID:27317740
Penning collisions of laser-cooled metastable helium atoms
Pereira Dos Santos, F.; Perales, F.; Léonard, J.; Sinatra, A.; Wang, Junmin; Saverio Pavone, F.; Rasel, E.; Unnikrishnan, C. S.; Leduc, M.
2001-04-01
We present experimental results on the two-body loss rates in a magneto-optical trap of metastable helium atoms. Absolute rates are measured in a systematic way for several laser detunings ranging from -5 to -30 MHz and at different intensities, by monitoring the decay of the trap fluorescence. The dependence of the two-body loss rate coefficient β on the excited state ( 23P2) and metastable state ( 23S1) populations is also investigated. From these results we infer a rather uniform rate constant Ksp = (1+/-0.4)×10-7 cm3/s.
The relative cross-sections of ionizing collisions between He + He and He + Ne atoms, have been studied, the helium being excited in a state (31p) by a laser beam. The results obtained made it possible (a) to reveal in a direct manner the production of molecular ions He2+ and He Ne+ and (b) to determine the relative change in the associative ionizing cross-section in the area (0.035 - 0.17 eV) in the He (31P) + Ne collision, despite the very short life of the He (31P) excited state (1.7 ns). The production of He2+ ions from an He (3 1P) + He collision sets an upper limit to the appearance potential of these ions. The experimental study of the associative ionization in the He (31P) + Ne system made it possible to extend the utilization of the GAMMA(R) self ionization model, already tested for the metastable states, to the radiative states. The GAMMA(R) model seems well suited for the description of collisions of the A excited + B type, where the excitation energy of A is greater than the ionization potential of B
Direct probe of anisotropy in atom-molecule collisions via quantum scattering resonances
Klein, Ayelet; Skomorowski, Wojciech; Żuchowski, Piotr S; Pawlak, Mariusz; Janssen, Liesbeth M C; Moiseyev, Nimrod; van de Meerakker, Sebastiaan Y T; van der Avoird, Ad; Koch, Christiane P; Narevicius, Edvardas
2016-01-01
Anisotropy is a fundamental property of particle interactions. It occupies a central role in cold and ultra-cold molecular processes, where long range forces have been found to significantly depend on orientation in ultra-cold polar molecule collisions. Recent experiments have demonstrated the emergence of quantum phenomena such as scattering resonances in the cold collisions regime due to quantization of the intermolecular degrees of freedom. Although these states have been shown to be sensitive to interaction details, the effect of anisotropy on quantum resonances has eluded experimental observation so far. Here, we directly measure the anisotropy in atom-molecule interactions via quantum resonances by changing the quantum state of the internal molecular rotor. We observe that a quantum scattering resonance at a collision energy of $k_B$ x 270 mK appears in the Penning ionization of molecular hydrogen with metastable helium only if the molecule is rotationally excited. We use state of the art ab initio and ...
One-electron capture and target ionization in He+-neutral-atom collisions
One-electron capture and target-ionization cross sections in collisions of He+ ions with neutral atoms: He+ + A → He + A+ and He+ + A → He+ + A+ + e, A = H, He(1s2, 1s2s), Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, are calculated and compared with available experimental data over the broad energy range E = 0.1 keV/u - 10 MeV/u of He+ ions. The role of the metastable states of neutral helium atoms in such collisions, which are of importance in plasma physics applications, is briefly discussed. The recommended cross section data for these processes are presented in a closed analytical form (nine-order polynomials) which can be used for a plasma modeling and diagnostics. (author)
A high density target of ultracold atoms and momentum resolved measurements of ion-atom collisions
Götz, Simone Andrea
2012-01-01
In this thesis an ultracold high density target with high loading flux in combination with a recoil ion momentum spectrometer (RIMS) is presented. Trapped rubidium atoms serve as a high density target (up to 10¹¹ atoms/cm³) at a temperature of only 200 µK. The target is loaded from a two-dimensional magneto-optical trap (2D MOT), which delivers an atom beam with a brilliance of 8 x 10¹² atoms/(s*rad) and a longitudinal momentum spread of 0.25 a.u.. The great advantage of this source is that t...
Effects of ion-atom collisions on the propagation and damping of ion-acoustic waves
Andersen, H.K.; D'Angelo, N.; Jensen, Vagn Orla;
1968-01-01
Experiments are described on ion-acoustic wave propagation and damping in alkali plasmas of various degrees of ionization. An increase of the ratio Te/Ti from 1 to approximately 3-4, caused by ion-atom collisions, results in a decrease of the (Landau) damping of the waves. At high gas pressure and....../or low wave frequency a "fluid" picture adequately describes the experimental results....
Bremsstrahlung radiation from electron-atom collisions in high pressure mercury lamps
Bremsstrahlung coefficients for electron-mercury-atom collisions were computed using the corrected phase-shift approximation. These corrected bremsstrahlung coefficients are a weighted average of coefficients from the phase-shift and momentum transfer approximations. Phase-shifts determined from solutions of the Dirac-Fock scattering equations including both static and dynamic polarization potentials and exchange effects were used. The corrected coefficients approach the same limit at longer wavelengths as coefficients from the simpler momentum transfer approximation, but are generally larger
Bremsstrahlung radiation from electron-atom collisions in high pressure mercury lamps
Lawler, J E [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, 1150 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)
2004-06-07
Bremsstrahlung coefficients for electron-mercury-atom collisions were computed using the corrected phase-shift approximation. These corrected bremsstrahlung coefficients are a weighted average of coefficients from the phase-shift and momentum transfer approximations. Phase-shifts determined from solutions of the Dirac-Fock scattering equations including both static and dynamic polarization potentials and exchange effects were used. The corrected coefficients approach the same limit at longer wavelengths as coefficients from the simpler momentum transfer approximation, but are generally larger.
Bibliography of atomic and molecular excitation in heavy particle collisions, 1950--1975
Hawthorne, S.W.; Thomas, E.W.; Barnett, C.F.; Crandall, D.H.; Gilbody, H.B.; Kirkpatrick, M.I.; McDaniel, E.W.; Phaneuf, R.A. (eds.)
1979-02-01
This annotated bibliography lists published work on atomic and molecular excitation in heavy particle collisions for the period 1950 to 1975. Sources include scientific journals, abstract compilations, conference proceedings, books, and reports. The bibliography is arranged alphabetically by author. Each entry indicates whether the work was experimental or theoretical, what energy range was covered, and what reactants were investigated. Following the bibliographical listing are indexes of reactions and authors.
Bibliography of atomic and molecular excitation in heavy particle collisions, 1950--1975
This annotated bibliography lists published work on atomic and molecular excitation in heavy particle collisions for the period 1950 to 1975. Sources include scientific journals, abstract compilations, conference proceedings, books, and reports. The bibliography is arranged alphabetically by author. Each entry indicates whether the work was experimental or theoretical, what energy range was covered, and what reactants were investigated. Following the bibliographical listing are indexes of reactions and authors
Devries, P. L.; George, T. F.
1978-01-01
The problem of two atoms colliding in the presence of an intense radiation field, such as that of a laser, is investigated. The radiation field, which couples states of different electronic symmetry, is described by the number state representation while the electronic degrees of freedom (plus spin-orbit interaction) are discussed in terms of a diabatic representation. The total angular momentum of the field-free system and the angular momentum transferred by absorption (or emission) of a photon are explicitly considered in the derivation of the coupled scattering equations. A model calculation is discussed for the Xe + F collision system.
Collisions of low-energy antiprotons and protons with atoms and molecules
Luehr, Armin
2010-02-18
Antiproton (anti p) collisions have evolved to a powerful tool for the testing of dynamic electron correlations in atoms and molecules. While advances in the understanding of anti p collisions with the simplest one- and two-electron atoms, H and He, have been achieved experiment and theory did not agree for low-energy anti p+He collisions (<40 keV), stimulating a vivid theoretical activity. On the other hand, only very few theoretical anti p studies can be found considering molecular as well as other atomic targets, in contrast to proton (p) collisions. This is in particular true for anti p impacts on H{sub 2} despite its fundamental role in representing the simplest two-electron molecule. The obtained results may be useful for the anti p experiments at CERN (e.g., antihydrogen production) and in particular for the facility design of low-energy anti p storage rings (e.g., at FLAIR) where a precise knowledge of the anti p interaction with the dominant residual-gas molecule H{sub 2} is needed. In this work a nonperturbative, time-dependent numerical approach is developed which describes ionization and excitation of atoms or molecules by either anti p or p impact based on the impact-parameter method. A spectral close-coupling method is employed for solving the time-dependent Schroedinger equation in which the scattering wave function is expanded in (effective) one- or two-electron eigenstates of the target. This includes for the first time a full two-electron, two-center description of the H{sub 2} molecule in anti p collisions. The radial part of the one-electron eigenstates is expanded in B splines while the two-electron basis is obtained with a configurationinteraction approach. Calculations are performed for anti p collisions with H, H{sub 2}{sup +}, and H{sub 2} as well as with He and alkali-metal atoms Li, Na, K, and Rb. Additionally, data are obtained for p collisions with H{sub 2}, Li, Na, and K. The developed method is tested and validated by detailed
We measured absolute double capture cross section of Cn+ ions (n=1,5) colliding, at 2.3 and 2.6 a.u velocities, with an Helium target atom and the branching ratios of fragmentation of the so formed electronically excited anions Cn−*. We also measured absolute cross section for the electronic attachment on neutral Cn clusters colliding at same velocities with He atom. This is to our knowledge the first measurement of neutral-neutral charge exchange in high velocity collision.
Application of the refined Born approximation to atom-rigid rotor collision
Coupled equations obtained by Arthurs and Dalgarno for the collision of an atom with a rigid rotor have been solved with the help of the refined Born approximation in the case of a helium-atom-hydrogen-molecule scattering problem. An appriopriate choice of the trial function allowed us to find the solution with high accuracy. For several values of energy and several values of total angular-momentum quantum numbers we give the elements of the reactance matrix and partial cross sections. For comparison we also solved the problem by Gordon's numerical procedure. (author)
P K Chattaraj; B Maiti; U Sarkar
2003-06-01
Attempts are made to gain insights into the effect of confinement of noble gas atoms on their various reactivity indices. Systems become harder, less polarizable and difficult to excite as the compression increases. Ionization also causes similar effects. A quantum fluid density functional technique is adopted in order to study the dynamics of reactivity parameters during a collision between protons and He atoms in different electronic states for various projectile velocities and impact parameters. Dynamical variants of the principles of maximum hardness, minimum polarizability and maximum entropy are found to be operative.
Sub-Poissonian atom number fluctuations using light-assisted collisions
Sortais, Y R P; Bourgain, R; Browaeys, A
2011-01-01
We investigate experimentally the number statistics of a mesoscopic ensemble of cold atoms in a microscopic dipole trap, and find that the atom number fluctuations are reduced with respect to a Poisson distribution due to light-assisted two-body collisions. For numbers of atoms larger than 2, we measure a reduction factor (Fano factor) close to 0.75. We analyze this fact by a general stochastic model describing the competition between the loading of the trap from a reservoir of cold atoms and multi-body losses, which leads to a master equation. The model indicates that we have reached the ultimate level of reduction in number fluctuations achievable in our experimental regime.
Van der Waals universality in homonuclear atom-dimer elastic collisions
Giannakeas, P
2016-01-01
The universal aspects of atom-dimer elastic collisions are investigated within the framework of Faddeev equations. The two-body interactions between the neutral atoms are approximated by the separable potential approach. Our analysis considers a pure van der Waals potential tail as well as soft-core van der Waals interactions permitting us in this manner to address the universally general features of atom-dimer resonant spectra. In particular, we show that the atom-dimer resonances are solely associated with the {\\it excited} Efimov states. Furthermore, the positions of the corresponding resonances for a soft-core potentials with more than 5 bound states are in good agreement with the corresponding results from an infinitely deep pure van der Waals tail potential.
On the relativistic and nonrelativistic electron descriptions in high-energy atomic collisions
Voitkiv, A.B [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Germany)
2007-07-28
We consider the relativistic and nonrelativistic descriptions of an atomic electron in collisions with point-like charged projectiles moving at relativistic velocities. We discuss three different forms of the fully relativistic first-order transition amplitude. Using the Schroedinger-Pauli equation to describe the atomic electron we establish the correct form of the nonrelativistic first-order transition amplitude. We also show that the so-called semi-relativistic treatment, in which the Darwin states are used to describe the atomic electron, is in fact fully equivalent to the nonrelativistic consideration. The comparison of results obtained with the relativistic and nonrelativistic electron descriptions shows that the latter is accurate within 20-30% up to Z{sub a}{approx}< 50-60, where Z{sub a} is the atomic nuclear charge.
On the relativistic and nonrelativistic electron descriptions in high-energy atomic collisions
Voitkiv, A. B.
2007-07-01
We consider the relativistic and nonrelativistic descriptions of an atomic electron in collisions with point-like charged projectiles moving at relativistic velocities. We discuss three different forms of the fully relativistic first-order transition amplitude. Using the Schrödinger-Pauli equation to describe the atomic electron we establish the correct form of the nonrelativistic first-order transition amplitude. We also show that the so-called semi-relativistic treatment, in which the Darwin states are used to describe the atomic electron, is in fact fully equivalent to the nonrelativistic consideration. The comparison of results obtained with the relativistic and nonrelativistic electron descriptions shows that the latter is accurate within 20-30% up to Za<~ 50-60, where Za is the atomic nuclear charge.
The results of earlier ion-atom collision experiments of ATOMKI are described. K and L vacancy production during the collisions are investigated. The program of future experiments at the JINR heavy ion cyclotron is presented. The ion-atom pairs to be collided are given. The construction and parameters of the new family of electrostatic electron spectrometers developed recently for these experiments are described. (D.Gy.)
Fragmentation of neutral carbon clusters formed by high velocity atomic collision
The aim of this work is to understand the fragmentation of small neutral carbon clusters formed by high velocity atomic collision on atomic gas. In this experiment, the main way of deexcitation of neutral clusters formed by electron capture with ionic species is the fragmentation. To measure the channels of fragmentation, a new detection tool based on shape analysis of current pulse delivered by semiconductor detectors has been developed. For the first time, all branching ratios of neutral carbon clusters are measured in an unambiguous way for clusters size up to 10 atoms. The measurements have been compared to a statistical model in microcanonical ensemble (Microcanonical Metropolis Monte Carlo). In this model, various structural properties of carbon clusters are required. These data have been calculated with Density Functional Theory (DFT-B3LYP) to find the geometries of the clusters and then with Coupled Clusters (CCSD(T)) formalism to obtain dissociation energies and other quantities needed to compute fragmentation calculations. The experimental branching ratios have been compared to the fragmentation model which has allowed to find an energy distribution deposited in the collision. Finally, specific cluster effect has been found namely a large population of excited states. This behaviour is completely different of the atomic carbon case for which the electron capture in the ground states predominates. (author)
Measurement of the electronic excitation of atoms in atom-molecule collisions near threshold
In first part of the paper the measurement of scattering cross sections is described and the energy transfer in molecule-alkali systems is investigated. The influence of translational and vibrational energy could be separated near the excitation threshold. In the second part of the work measurements are reported on the electronic excitation of the work measurements are reported on the electronic excitation of Xe in Xe-Xe-collisions. The experimental data are compared with theoretical calculations. (KBE) 891 KBE/KBE 892 HIS
Burke, Philip G.
2012-06-01
After a brief historical introduction this talk will review the broad range of collision processes involving electron and photon collisions with atoms and molecules that are now being considered. Their application in the analysis of astronomical spectra, atmospheric observations and laboratory plasmas will be considered. The talk will review the R-matrix computational method which has been widely used by international collaborations and by other scientists in the field to obtain accurate scattering amplitudes and cross sections of importance in these applications. Results of some recent calculations of electron and photon collisions with atoms and molecules will be presented. In conclusion some challenges for future research will be briefly discussed.
This report presents details of a new method to enable the computation of collision strengths for complex ions which is adapted from long established optimisation techniques previously applied to the calculation of atomic structures and oscillator strengths. The procedure involves the adjustment of Slater parameters so that they determine improved energy levels and eigenvectors. They provide a basis for collision strength calculations in ions where ab initio computations break down or result in reducible errors. This application is demonstrated through modifications of the DISTORTED WAVE collision code and SUPERSTRUCTURE atomic-structure code which interface via a transformation code JAJOM which processes their output. (author)
Collisions of low-energy antiprotons and protons with atoms and molecules
Antiproton (anti p) collisions have evolved to a powerful tool for the testing of dynamic electron correlations in atoms and molecules. While advances in the understanding of anti p collisions with the simplest one- and two-electron atoms, H and He, have been achieved experiment and theory did not agree for low-energy anti p+He collisions (2 despite its fundamental role in representing the simplest two-electron molecule. The obtained results may be useful for the anti p experiments at CERN (e.g., antihydrogen production) and in particular for the facility design of low-energy anti p storage rings (e.g., at FLAIR) where a precise knowledge of the anti p interaction with the dominant residual-gas molecule H2 is needed. In this work a nonperturbative, time-dependent numerical approach is developed which describes ionization and excitation of atoms or molecules by either anti p or p impact based on the impact-parameter method. A spectral close-coupling method is employed for solving the time-dependent Schroedinger equation in which the scattering wave function is expanded in (effective) one- or two-electron eigenstates of the target. This includes for the first time a full two-electron, two-center description of the H2 molecule in anti p collisions. The radial part of the one-electron eigenstates is expanded in B splines while the two-electron basis is obtained with a configurationinteraction approach. Calculations are performed for anti p collisions with H, H2+, and H2 as well as with He and alkali-metal atoms Li, Na, K, and Rb. Additionally, data are obtained for p collisions with H2, Li, Na, and K. The developed method is tested and validated by detailed comparison of the present findings for p impacts and for anti p+He collisions with literature data. On the other hand, total and differential cross sections for ionization and excitation of the targets by anti p impact complement the sparse literature data of this kind. Results gained from different targets as well
Characteristic X-ray emission in close collisions between heavy ions and atoms
In this paper an attempt is given to answer the question of how far the inner-shell vacancy production in very heavy ion-atom collisions is influenced by the electronic configuration of the projectile prepared prior to the collision producing the observed vacancy. The variation of this configuration has been induced by changing the primary charge state of the projectile, the target density and thickness or by inverting the collision system. It turns out from the performed analysis of the experimental data that the excitation of even most strongly bound MO's can be easily dependent on these factors which have been ignored until now, especially in discussions of the 1sσ or 2pσ vacancy production at ZUA > 130. Experiments performed for the first time with gaseous targets for such heavy systems show very convincingly the influence of the outer-shell configuration on the vacancy production in inner shells. The analysis of the data has been performed in terms of electronic transitions among MO's transiently formed during the collision. In many cases a satisfactory agreement between theoretical predictions and experiment has been achieved. (orig./HSI)
Saito, R; Sasakawa, M; Nakai, R; Raoult, M; Silva, H Da; Dulieu, O; Mukaiyama, T
2016-01-01
We investigate the energy dependence and the internal-state dependence of the charge-exchange collision cross sections in a mixture of $^6$Li atoms and $^{40}$Ca$^+$ ions in the collision energy range from 0.2 mK to 1 K. Deliberately excited ion micromotion is used to control the collision energy of atoms and ions. The energy dependence of the charge-exchange collision cross section obeys the Langevin model in the temperature range of the current experiment, and the measured magnitude of the cross section is correlated to the internal state of the $^{40}$Ca$^+$ ions. Revealing the relationship between the charge-exchange collision cross sections and the interaction potentials is an important step toward the realization of the full quantum control of the chemical reactions at an ultralow temperature regime.
Making More-Complex Molecules Using Superthermal Atom/Molecule Collisions
Shortt, Brian; Chutjian, Ara; Orient, Otto
2008-01-01
A method of making more-complex molecules from simpler ones has emerged as a by-product of an experimental study in outer-space atom/surface collision physics. The subject of the study was the formation of CO2 molecules as a result of impingement of O atoms at controlled kinetic energies upon cold surfaces onto which CO molecules had been adsorbed. In this study, the O/CO system served as a laboratory model, not only for the formation of CO2 but also for the formation of other compounds through impingement of rapidly moving atoms upon molecules adsorbed on such cold interstellar surfaces as those of dust grains or comets. By contributing to the formation of increasingly complex molecules, including organic ones, this study and related other studies may eventually contribute to understanding of the origins of life.
Technique for measuring the frequency of slow electron collisions with atoms and molecules
The described technique was applied for registering the frequency of slow electrons collisions with molecules and atoms of substances. The registering is carried out through superpositioning of crossing high-frequency electrical and adjustable constant magnetic fields over the investigated media, through inserting in this media electrons with the necessary energy and by registering the forms of the curve that characterizes the electron-cyclotron resonance, by which a judgement can be made about the collision frequency. To lower the electrical field frequency, to simplify the apparatus and widen the nomenclature of the investigated substances a stationary flux of electrons is inserted in the investigated media with the help of thermoionic cathode, for example, hence the resonance curve of the electron power reaching the collector is registered. The described technique can be applied for investigating the plasma parameters. (author)
Ion-metal and ion-atom collisions instant replays and mean-field theories
In this paper, we describe the results of our general long-term programmatic goal of investigating the strengths and weaknesses of time-dependent mean-field theories for collisions. We have made some progress in: (a) obtaining a better formulation of the theory, which has the exact full Schroedinger equation as one limit and permits appropriate classical treatment of heavy particles correctly coupled to the quantally treated electrons; (b) restructuring our numerical treatment to make it fully three-dimensional, improve accuracy and decrease cycle time, so that larger problems more in keeping with the mean-field concept can be treated; and (c) incorporating the electrons in the conduction band of a metal into our quantal treatment, making possible the description of collisions of atoms and ions with solids. Numerical results for protons tranversing a thin metallic foil, among other examples, are presented and discussed
Computer simulations of atomic collisions in solids with special emphasis on sputtering
Computer simulations of atomic collisions in solids are traditionally divided into fully interacting or molecular dynamics (MD) simulations on the one side and simulations based on the binary collision approximation (BCA) on the other. The historical development of both branches is followed and other dichotomies viz. between static and dynamic target models and between models using crystalline and amorphous targets are introduced. The influence of the main input parameters, viz. interatomic potentials, surface- and bulk-binding energies and inelasticity is discussed before selected results are treated. Here, results for non-linear effects, clusters, fluctuations and for angular distributions are presented. The review is concluded with a discussion of the influence of computer developments on future simulations. With 392 refs
This thesis reports two studies about the interaction with insulating surfaces of keV ions or atoms under grazing incidence. The first part presents a study of charge exchange processes occurring during the interaction of singly charged ions with the surface of NaCl. In particular, by measuring the scattered charge fraction and the energy loss in coincidence with electron emission, the neutralization mechanism is determined for S+, C+, Xe+, H+, O+, Kr+, N+, Ar+, F+, Ne+ and He+. These results show the importance of the double electron capture as neutralization process for ions having too much potential energy for resonant capture and not enough for Auger neutralization. We have also studied the ionisation of the projectile and of the surface, and the different Auger-like neutralization processes resulting in electron emission, population of conduction band or excited state. For oxygen scattering, we have measured an higher electron yield in coincidence with scattered negative ion than with scattered atom suggesting the transient formation above the surface of the oxygen doubly negative ion. The second study deals with the fast atom diffraction, a new phenomenon observed for the first time during this work. Due to the large parallel velocity, the surface appears as a corrugated wall where rows interfere. Similarly to the Thermal Atom Scattering the diffraction pattern corresponds to the surface potential and is sensitive to vibrations. We have study the H-NaCl and He-LiF atom-surface potentials in the 20 meV - 1 eV range. This new method offers interesting perspectives for surface characterisation. (author)
Multichannel quantum-defect theory for ultracold atom-ion collisions
Idziaszek, Zbigniew; Simoni, Andrea; Calarco, Tommaso; Julienne, Paul S.
2011-08-01
We develop an analytical model for ultracold atom-ion collisions using the multichannel quantum-defect formalism. The model is based on analytical solutions of the r-4 long-range potential and on the application of a frame transformation between asymptotic and molecular bases. This approach allows the description of atom-ion interaction in the ultracold domain in terms of only three parameters: the singlet and triplet scattering lengths, assumed to be independent of the relative motion angular momentum, and the lead dispersion coefficient of the asymptotic potential. We also introduce corrections to the scattering lengths that improve the accuracy of our quantum-defect model for higher-order partial waves, a particularly important result for an accurate description of shape and Feshbach resonances at finite temperature. The theory is applied to the system composed of a 40Ca+ ion and a Na atom, and compared with numerical coupled-channel calculations carried out using ab initio potentials. For this particular system, we investigate the spectrum of bound states, the rate of charge-transfer processes and the collision rates in the presence of magnetic Feshbach resonances at zero and finite temperature.
Multichannel quantum-defect theory for ultracold atom-ion collisions
Idziaszek, Zbigniew [Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, 00-681 Warsaw (Poland); Simoni, Andrea [Institut de Physique de Rennes, UMR 6251 du CNRS and Universite de Rennes 1, 35042 Rennes Cedex (France); Calarco, Tommaso [Institute of Quantum Information Processing, University of Ulm, D-89069 Ulm (Germany); Julienne, Paul S, E-mail: idziaszek@fuw.edu.pl [Joint Quantum Institute, NIST and the University of Maryland, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8423 (United States)
2011-08-15
We develop an analytical model for ultracold atom-ion collisions using the multichannel quantum-defect formalism. The model is based on analytical solutions of the r{sup -4} long-range potential and on the application of a frame transformation between asymptotic and molecular bases. This approach allows the description of atom-ion interaction in the ultracold domain in terms of only three parameters: the singlet and triplet scattering lengths, assumed to be independent of the relative motion angular momentum, and the lead dispersion coefficient of the asymptotic potential. We also introduce corrections to the scattering lengths that improve the accuracy of our quantum-defect model for higher-order partial waves, a particularly important result for an accurate description of shape and Feshbach resonances at finite temperature. The theory is applied to the system composed of a {sup 40}Ca{sup +} ion and a Na atom, and compared with numerical coupled-channel calculations carried out using ab initio potentials. For this particular system, we investigate the spectrum of bound states, the rate of charge-transfer processes and the collision rates in the presence of magnetic Feshbach resonances at zero and finite temperature.
Vassilev, G.; Perales, F.; Miniatura, Ch.; Robert, J.; Reinhardt, J.; Vecchiocattivi, F.; Baudon, J.
1990-06-01
A metastable hydrogen (deuterium) atom source in which groundstate atoms produced by a RF discharge dissociator are bombarded by electrons, provides a relatively large amount of slow metastable atoms (velocity 3 5 km/s). Total integral cross sections for H*(D*)(2 s) + H2( X 1Σ{g/+}, v=0) collisions have been measured in a wide range of relative velocity (2,5 30 km/s), by using the attenuation method. A significant improvement of accuracy is obtained, with respect to previous measurements, at low relative velocities. Total cross sections for H* and D*, as functions of the relative velocity, are different, especially in the low velocity range. H* + H2 total differential cross sections have also been measured, with an angular spread of 3.6°, for two different collision energy distributions, centered respectively at 100 meV and 390 meV. A first attempt of theoretical analysis of the cross sections, by means of an optical potential, is presented.
Skomorowski, Wojciech; Gonzalez-Martinez, Maykel L.; Moszynski, Robert; Hutson, Jeremy M.
2011-01-01
We present quantum-theoretical studies of collisions between an open-shell S-state atom and a ^2Pi-state molecule in the presence of a magnetic field. We analyze the collisional Hamiltonian and discuss possible mechanisms for inelastic collisions in such systems. The theory is applied to the collisions of the nitrogen atom (^4S) with the OH molecule, with both collision partners initially in fully spin-stretched (magnetically trappable) states, assuming that the interaction takes place exclus...
Scattering of NH3 and ND3 with rare gas atoms at low collision energy
Loreau, J.; van der Avoird, A.
2015-11-01
We present a theoretical study of elastic and rotationally inelastic collisions of NH3 and ND3 with rare gas atoms (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe) at low energy. Quantum close-coupling calculations have been performed for energies between 0.001 and 300 cm-1. We focus on collisions in which NH3 is initially in the upper state of the inversion doublet with j = 1, k = 1, which is the most relevant in an experimental context as it can be trapped electrostatically and Stark-decelerated. We discuss the presence of resonances in the elastic and inelastic cross sections, as well as the trends in the inelastic cross sections along the rare gas series and the differences between NH3 and ND3 as a colliding partner. We also demonstrate the importance of explicitly taking into account the umbrella (inversion) motion of NH3 in order to obtain accurate scattering cross sections at low collision energy. Finally, we investigate the possibility of sympathetic cooling of ammonia using cold or ultracold rare gas atoms. We show that some systems exhibit a large ratio of elastic to inelastic cross sections in the cold regime, which is promising for sympathetic cooling experiments. The close-coupling calculations are based on previously reported ab initio potential energy surfaces for NH3-He and NH3-Ar, as well as on new, four-dimensional, potential energy surfaces for the interaction of ammonia with Ne, Kr, and Xe, which were computed using the coupled-cluster method and large basis sets. We compare the properties of the potential energy surfaces corresponding to the interaction of ammonia with the various rare gas atoms.
δ-electron spectroscopy and the atomic clock effect in heavy-ion collisions
The properties of strongly bound electrons in superheavy quasimolecular systems with combined nuclear charge numbers Z = ZP + ZT ≥ 110 are investigated. The emission of δ-electrons may serve as an atomic clock for nuclear reactions which is associated with the large overlap of the electron probability density with the nuclear interior. Excitation and emission rates of inner-shell electrons in collisions of very heavy ions with beam energies at or above the nuclear Coulomb barrier depend explicitly on details of the nuclear dynamics. Theoretical and experimental results are reviewed. (orig.)
Spin-Exchange Collisions of the Ground State of Cs Atoms in a High Magnetic Field
FU Li-Ping; LUO Jun; ZENG Xi-Zhi
2000-01-01
Cs atoms were optically pumped with a Ti:sapphire laser in a magnetic field of 1.516 T. Steady absorption spectra and populations of Zeeman sublevels of the ground state of Cs in N2 gas at various pressures (5, 40, and 80 Torr)were obtained. The results show that in a high magnetic field, the combined electron-nuclear spin transition(flip-flop transition), which is mainly induced by the collision modification δa( J.I)of hyperfine interaction, is an important relaxation mechanism at high buffer-gas pressures.
Charge transfer in keV proton collision with atomic oxygen: Differential and total cross sections
Classical Trajectory Monte Carlo method (CTMC) with the modal interaction potential has been used to simulate the differential, total and partial capture cross sections in proton-oxygen atom collisions in the energy range of 0.5 - 200 keV. An interesting feature of the calculated differential cross sections (DCS) curve below the scattering angle 0.1 degree is the presence of oscillations showing asymmetry in angular positions. The oscillations in the partial cross sections are explained in terms of swapping effect. The DCS and total cross sections are found to be in good agreement with the experimental as well as other theoretical results. (authors)
Projectile X-ray emission in relativistic ion-atom collisions
Salem, Shadi
2010-01-01
This work reports on the study of the projectile x-ray emission in relativistic ion-atom collisions. Excitation of K-shell in He-like uranium ions, electron capture into H-like uranium ions and Simultaneous ionization and excitation of initially He-like uranium ions have been studied using the experimental storage ring at GSI. Information about the population of the excited states for the H- and He-like uranium ions, can be obtained by measuring the angular distribution of the decay radiation...
Baudon, J.; Perales, F.; Miniatura, Ch.; Robert, J.; Vassilev, G.; Reinhardt, J.; Haberland, H.
1990-08-01
The difference Δ between the differential cross section for Ne*( 3P 2 atoms polarized either in state | j=2, m=+2 > or | j=2, m=-2 >, colliding at thermal energy with a groundstate target (Ne,O 2), is measured. In the symmetric case Ne*-Ne, direct and exchange contribution are observed. General properties of Δ, derived from symmetry considerations, are established; in particular: (i) the interference character of Δ, (ii) the role played by the azimuthal dependence of the scattering amplitudes, (iii) the property Δ(0) = Δ(180°)=0. The relationship between the Fourier harmonics introduced in this discussion and the scattering amplitudes used in standard collision treatments are given.
We present a systematic formulation of the atom--surface scattering dynamics which includes the vibrational states of the atoms in the solid (phonons). The properties of the total scattering wave function of the system, a representation of the interaction potential matrix, and the characteristics of the independent physical solutions are all derived from the translational invariance of the full Hamiltonian. The scattering equations in the integral forms as well as the related Green functions were also obtained. The configurational representations of the Green functions, in particular, are quite different from those of the conventional scattering theory where the collision partners are spatially localized. Various versions of the integral expression of scattering, transition, and reactance matrices were also obtained. They are useful for introducing approximation schemes. From the present formulation, some specific theoretical schemes which are more realistic compared to those that have been employed so far and at the same time capable of yielding effective ab initio computation are derived in the following paper. The time reversal invariance and the microscopic reversibility of the atom--surface scattering were discussed. The relations between the in and outgoing scattering wave functions which are satisfied in the atom--surface system and important in the transition matrix methods were presented. The phonon annihilation and creation, and the adsorption and desorption of the atom are related through the time reversal invariance, and thus the microscopic reversibility can be tested by the experiment
Derouich, M; Barklem, P S
2015-01-01
Interpretation of solar polarization spectra accounting for partial or complete frequency redistribution requires data on various collisional processes. Data for depolarization and polarization transfer are needed but often missing, while data for collisional broadening are usually more readily available. Recent work by Sahal-Br\\'echot and Bommier concluded that despite underlying similarities in the physics of collisional broadening and depolarization processes, relationships between them are not possible to derive purely analytically. We aim to derive accurate numerical relationships between the collisional broadening rates and the collisional depolarization and polarization transfer rates due to hydrogen atom collisions. Such relationships would enable accurate and efficient estimation of collisional data for solar applications. Using earlier results for broadening and depolarization processes based on general (i.e. not specific to a given atom), semi-classical calculations employing interaction potentials...
Model study of collision induced dissociation of a diatomic molecule by an atom
The time-dependent Schroedinger equation for the collinear collision of an atom with a diatomic molecule is solved numerically after the manner of McCullough and Wyatt. The binding potential is taken to be a truncated square well and the interaction is impulsive (hard sphere). For the case in which all three masses are equal final relative momentum distributions and dissociation probabilities are obtained as a function of both the initial relative kinetic energy and the initial vibrational level. For purposes of comparison quasiclassical trajectory analyses of the same cases were performed. Quantum effects on collision-induced dissociation (CID) are seen to be important for this model. A very notable characteristic of the model, observed in both the quantum and classical results, yet not in most experimental results, is that CID is severely vibrationally inhibited, i.e., the probability of CID decreases as the initial vibrational quantum number increases at a fixed total collision energy. Probable causes of this strong vibrational inhibition are examined classically by a detailed trajectory analysis. It is concluded that the collinearity of the model is most likely responsible
Orbital-angular-momentum change in sodium Rydbery atoms induced by collisions with slow ions
Smith, D.B.
1987-01-01
This dissertation describes the experimental measurement of angular-momentum change in sodium Rydberg-state atoms induced by collisions with slow Na/sup +/ ions. For these measurements an existing crossed-beam apparatus was modified by the addition of two ion sources, one a thermionic emitter, the other a duoplasmatron. In the experiments, Na atoms were laser-excited to Rydberg nd-levels (principal quantum numbers n = 21 to 29) and were exposed to a Na/sup +/ ion beam (energies 29 to 590 eV from the thermionic emitter) in a crossed-beam experiment. A method was devised for a direct measurement of the ion-beam current density in the interaction region. During an interaction time of approximately 3 ..mu..sec, collisions occurred in which the initial orbital-angular-momentum l was increased by an amount ..delta..l greater than or equal to 1. The distribution of final nl states was analyzed by selective field ionization (SFI). The cross section was measured as a function of velocity in the region v = 0.2 to 0.7, where the reduced velocity v is the ratio of incident-ion and orbital-electron velocities.
Wave-packet continuum-discretization approach to ion-atom collisions: Nonrearrangement scattering
Abdurakhmanov, I. B.; Kadyrov, A. S.; Bray, I.
2016-08-01
A general single-center close-coupling approach based on a continuum-discretization procedure is developed to calculate excitation and ionization processes in ion-atom collisions. The continuous spectrum of the target is discretized using stationary wave packets constructed from the Coulomb wave functions, the eigenstates of the target Hamiltonian. Such continuum discretization allows one to generate pseudostates with arbitrary energies and distribution. These features are ideal for detailed differential ionization studies. The approach starts from the semiclassical three-body Schrödinger equation for the scattering wave function and leads to a set of coupled differential equations for the transition probability amplitudes. To demonstrate its utility the method is applied to calculate collisions of antiprotons with atomic hydrogen. A comprehensive set of benchmark results from integrated to fully differential cross sections for antiproton-impact ionization of hydrogen in the energy range from 1 keV to 1 MeV is provided. Contrary to previous predictions, we find that at low incident energies the singly differential cross section has a maximum away from the zero emission energy. This feature could not be seen without a fine discretization of the low-energy part of the continuum.
Anisotropy and linear polarization of radiative processes in energetic ion-atom collisions
In the present thesis the linear polarization of radiation emitted in energetic ion-atom collisions at the ESR storage ring was measured by applying a novel type of position, timing and energy sensitive X-ray detector as a Compton polarimeter. In contrast to previous measurements, that mainly concentrate on studies of the spectral and angular distribution, the new detectors allowed the first polarization study of the Ly-α1 radiation (2p3/2→1s1/2) in U91+. Owing to the high precision of the polarimeters applied here, the experimental results indicate a significant depolarization of the Ly-α1 radiation caused by the interference of the E1 and M2 transition branches. Moreover, the current investigation shows that measurements of the linear polarization in combination with angular distribution studies provide a model-independent probe for the ratio of the E1 and M2 transition amplitudes and, consequently, of the corresponding transition probabilities. In addition, a first measurement of the linear polarization as well as an angular distribution study of the electron-nucleus Bremsstrahlung arising from ion-atom collisions was performed. The experimental results obtained were compared to exact relativistic calculations and, in case of the Bremsstrahlung, to a semirelativistic treatment. In general, good agreement was found between theoretical predictions and experimental findings. (orig.)
Sign of the state-to-state steric asymmetry of rotationally inelastic atom-molecule collisions
The sign of the theoretically predicted steric asymmetry S in rotational inelastic state resolved molecule-atom collisions is questioned. It is shown that the sign of the T-matrix obtained on a basis of non-oriented rotational states of the molecule depends on the choice of the Jacobi coordinates in which the collision problem is solved. Explicit expressions for the state-to-state dependence of the integral and differential cross-sections for oriented and non-oriented molecules are presented. The effect of the choice of Jacobi angles and the inertial frame of reference on the sign of S are discussed in detail. The sign of the earliest obtained expression for the steric asymmetry of the integral cross-section (as reported by van Leuken et al.) is found to be correct, whereas that of the orientational-dependent contribution of the differential cross-section (as reported by Alexander and Stolte) requires a negative multiplication factor. Quantum mechanical calculations on collisions of OH with Ar are performed. These calculations do not agree with the experimental sign of S and cannot be interpreted in terms of a simple ball and stick model. Inspection of the HIBRIDON source code shows that the prepared wavefunction carries an orientation that is opposite to the one assumed. This could offer an explanation for the disagreement for S. For collisions of NO with Ar, the signs of the quantum mechanically calculated and the experimental values of S appear to disagree with the simple ball and stick model. The experimental sign of S has been reinvestigated. Previous experimental results are confirmed
The bare heavy ions or one electron ions Fesup(26+,25+), Krsup(36+,35+), Usup(92+,91+) given by the new accelerators of nuclear physics constitute a privilegiated tool in atom collision study because they allow for the first time to realize pure three-body problems. For many years, development of experiments using multicharged heavy ions and multiple scattering have greatly improved our high velocity collision phenomena understanding and our ability to realize quantitative predictions
An investigation of a possible molecular effect in ion atom collision using a gaseous argon target
The present work deals with an investigation of the molecular effect, which is defined as the difference in experimental results using isotachic atomic ion and molecular ion beams in ion atom collisions. Previous studies have dealt almost exclusively with total cross section measurements. This thesis explores the idea that the molecular effect may be more pronounced in the differential ionization probability of the target atoms. Also, a gaseous argon target of sufficiently low density was used in order to ensure that the two correlated protons in the H+2 beam did not interact with two adjacent target atoms simultaneously. The author reports that, contrary to the expectations noted above, the molecular effect in the K shell differential ionization probability of argon for scattering angles up to 90 degrees appears to be no more than the molecular effect in the total ionization probability. The uncertainty in the results is statistical in nature and can be improved upon by running the experiment for a longer duration of time
Beams of highly ionized, very heavy atoms at moderate velocities have been produced at the UNILAC using the acceleration-stripping-deceleration method. The available ion species range from Kr33+ to U66+ in the energy region between 2 and 5 MeV/u. A survey on first experiments at GSI using these moderate velocity, few electron, heavy ion beams is given. The effectiveness of the method is demonstrated for Xesup(q+)-Xe collision experiments with 41 <= q <= 45. Results on vacancy transfer between inner quasimolecular levels for close collisions, and on distant collision electron capture are reported. (orig.)
In atomic collision experiments with laser-excited target atoms it is often desirable to maximize the fraction f* of excited atoms. In the case of Na atoms pumped by a single mode CW dye laser radiation several effects including hyperfine pumping limit f* to about 10%. Using two side-bands of laser radiation, produced by means of an electro-optical modulator (phase modulation of laser radiation by a LiTaO3 crystal in a microwave field) transitions from both hyperfine ground states of Na can be pumped simultaneously. In this way a significant increase of the fraction of excited Na atoms in the 32P states to typically 30% could be achieved. The advantage of using an electro-optical modulator is demonstrated for the case of state-selective single electron capture studies of the He2+-Na*(3p) collision system. (author)
Born partial wave integrals are considered for electron-neutral atom collisions. It is shown that for relatively general atomic wave functions these may be evaluated analytically. These form the Born reactance matrix Rsub(B) and can be used to calculate the collision strengths in the approximations Ωsup(I), Ωsup(II). It is shown how to modify Ωsup(I) to take some account of exchange using the simple Ochkur approximation. A result is presented for the coupling coefficients that occur in Seaton's multiplication theorem for spherical Bessel functions. (author)
Stöhlker, T; Ma, X; Ludziejewski, T; Beyer, H F; Bosch, F; Brinzanescu, O; Dunford, R W; Eichler, J; Hagmann, S; Ichihara, A; Kozhuharov, C; Krämer, A; Liesen, D; Mokler, P H; Stachura, Z; Swiat, P; Warczak, A
2001-02-01
Radiative electron capture, the time-reversed photoionization process occurring in ion-atom collisions, provides presently the only access to photoionization studies for very highly charged ions. By applying the deceleration mode of the ESR storage ring, we studied this process in low-energy collisions of bare uranium ions with low- Z target atoms. This technique allows us to extend the current information about photoionization to much lower energies than those accessible for neutral heavy elements in the direct reaction channel. The results prove that for high- Z systems, higher-order multipole contributions and magnetic corrections persist even at energies close to the threshold. PMID:11177990
Barklem, Paul S.
2016-04-01
A theoretical method is presented for the estimation of cross sections and rates for excitation and charge-transfer processes in low-energy hydrogen-atom collisions with neutral atoms, based on an asymptotic two-electron model of ionic-covalent interactions in the neutral atom-hydrogen-atom system. The calculation of potentials and nonadiabatic radial couplings using the method is demonstrated. The potentials are used together with the multichannel Landau-Zener model to calculate cross sections and rate coefficients. The main feature of the method is that it employs asymptotically exact atomic wave functions, which can be determined from known atomic parameters. The method is applied to Li+H , Na+H , and Mg+H collisions, and the results compare well with existing detailed full-quantum calculations. The method is applied to the astrophysically important problem of Ca+H collisions, and rate coefficients are calculated for temperatures in the range 1000-20 000 K.
We discuss our facility at Kansas State University, which is perfectly suited for studies of atomic collisions involving highly charged, low and medium energy ions. It should be fully operational by next year and will be operated as a user facility. We encourage collaborations with in-house researchers, because it facilitates communications and experiments. 13 refs., 3 figs
Multichannel quantum-defect theory for ultracold atom-ion collisions
Idziaszek, Zbigniew; Calarco, Tommaso; Julienne, Paul S
2011-01-01
We develop an analytical model for ultracold atom-ion collisions using the multichannel quantum-defect formalism. The model is based on the analytical solutions of the r^-4 long-range potential and on the application of a frame transformation between asymptotic and molecular bases. This approach allows the description of the atom-ion interaction in the ultracold domain in terms of three parameters only: the singlet and triplet scattering lengths, assumed to be independent of the relative motion angular momentum, and the lead dispersion coefficient of the asymptotic potential. We also introduce corrections to the scattering lengths that improve the accuracy of our quantum-defect model for higher order partial waves, a particularly important result for an accurate description of shape and Feshbach resonances at finite temperature. The theory is applied to the system composed of a 40Ca+ ion and a Na atom, and compared to numerical coupled-channel calculations carried out using ab initio potentials. For this part...