The fragmentation in the collision system 3He 2++H2O has been investigated experimentally at projectile energies ranging from 1 keV to 5 keV. The fragments were detected at angles from 25° to 130°. The experimental spectra exhibit two groups of peaks. The first one, which extends up to ∼30 eV, is interpreted in terms of a Coulomb explosion mechanism. A second group observed at higher energies, corresponds to fragments and scattered projectiles produced in quasi-binary collisions. In the analysis, particular attention is paid to these energetic ions. Absolute cross sections dσ/dΩ, differential in the observation angle, are found to be in good agreement with calculations assuming that the interaction of the screened nuclei is described by the ZBL (Ziegler, Biersack and Littmark) potential.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 28 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics