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Theory of inelastic ion-atom scattering at low and intermediate energiesAb initio calculations are presented of inelastic energy loss and ionization phenomena associated with Ar(+)-Ar collisions at small distances of closest approach and for laboratory collision energies ranging from several keV to several hundred keV. Outer-shell excitations are handled statistically; inner-shell excitations are calculated from the viewpoint of quasidiabatic molecular orbital promotion. Auger electron yield, average state of ionization, and average inelastic energy loss are calculated per collision as a function of distance of closest approach of the collision partners for several laboratory collision energies. Average charge-state probabilities per collision partner are calculated as a function of the average inelastic energy loss per atom. It is shown that the structure in the data is due to the underlying structure in the inner-shell independent-electron quasimolecular promotion probabilities.
Document ID
19770039575
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Schmid, G. B. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Garcia, J. D. (Arizona, University Tucson, Ariz., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Physical Review A - General Physics
Subject Category
ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
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