Ionizing Collisions by Positrons and Positronium Impact on the Inert Atoms

G. Laricchia, S. Armitage, Á Kövér, D. J. Murtagh

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Abstract

Recent progress in the study of positronpositron and positroniumpositronium induced ionizationionization is reviewed within the context of the inert atoms. The focus is on experimental techniques and results, which comprise both integral and differential cross-sections.differential cross-sectionsintegrated cross-sections Measurements for positronium formationpositronium formation and direct ionizationdirect ionization by positron impact, accompanied by singly- or multiply-charged ions, are compared and discussed. First data, integral and differential, on the fragmentationfragmentation of positronium in collision with heliumhelium and xenonxenon are also presented. Comparisons with theories and other projectiles are made where possible and future prospects are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Editors Arimondo
Pages1-47
Number of pages47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2008

Publication series

NameAdvances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume56
ISSN (Print)1049-250X

Keywords

  • Atomic excitation and ionization
  • Electron and positron beams
  • Electron and positron scattering
  • Positron scattering
  • Positronium
  • Positronium formation
  • Positronium in atomic and molecular physics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Laricchia, G., Armitage, S., Kövér, Á., & Murtagh, D. J. (2008). Ionizing Collisions by Positrons and Positronium Impact on the Inert Atoms. In Arimondo (Ed.), Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (pp. 1-47). (Advances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics; Vol. 56). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1049-250X(08)00010-4