Electron capture to continuum states from inner shells

L. Sarkadi, J. Bossler, R. Hippler, H. O. Lutz

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The capture of an electron from an inner atomic shell, namely, from the argon L shell, into projectile continuum states [electron capture to the continuum, (ECC)] has been observed for proton impact around 300-keV collision energy. The energy distribution of ejected electrons detected in forward direction in coincidence with LMM Auger electrons shows the pronounced cusp-shaped peak characteristic for the ECC process. This also provides the first ECC measurement in the low-impact-velocity regime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1551-1554
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1984

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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