Cusp formation in classical trajectory Monte-Carlo calculations of single atomic ionization by the impact of neutral projectiles

L. Sarkadi, R. O. Barrachina, P. Macri

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Abstract

The Classical-trajectory Monte-Carlo (CTMC) model provides an excellent description of the electron capture to the continuum (ECC) cusp in atomic ionization collisions whenever the electron-projectile interaction is of a Coulomb or even of a dipolar type. However, in this communication we show that this description fails for the case of a polarizability potential, such as in the one produced by a neutral He (21S) outgoing projectile. Actually the CTMC calculation predicts an ECC peak that is much broader and smaller than for a Coulomb interaction, a result that differs from experimental data and quantum-mechanical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2007

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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