M-X-ray production cross sections of heavy elements by charged-particle impact

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The M-subshell ionization cross sections of heavy elements by proton and helium-ion impact have been calculated in the binary-encounter approximation. The momentum distribution of target electrons is taken into account by the use of the nonrelativistic and relativistic hydrogenic models and the Hartree–Fock–Roothaan method. The obtained subshell ionization cross sections are converted into the M-X-ray production cross sections and compared with experimental data and other theoretical calculations. The electronic relativistic effect and the wave-function effect on M-shell ionization cross sections are studied and possible reasons for large discrepancy between theory and experiment for Mγ-X-ray production cross section are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-186
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2017



  • Binary-encounter approximation
  • M-shell ionization
  • M-X-ray production
  • Proton and helium-ion impact

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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