On the L-M-N multiple ionisation in heavy elements

A. Berinde, C. Ciortea, A. Enulescu, D. Fluerasu, G. Hock, I. Piticu, L. Sarkadi, B. Sulik, V. Zoran

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The L X-ray spectra of Au and Th have been measured in collisions with C, F, Mg, Si, S and Cu ions in the energy range 0.5-2.5 MeV amu-1. From the shifts of the yield ratios and energies of the L/sub // , Lalpha , Leta and Ly1 lines relative to those for 2.5 MeV proton bombardment, the average numbers of M4.5 (and N4) vacancies present during the L-vacancy decay have been determined. The corresponding outer-shell ionisation probabilities show remarkable agreement with the geometrical model of Sulik et al. (1985) except for the Cu projectile.

Original languageEnglish
Article number005
Pages (from-to)L481-L486
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1987


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Berinde, A., Ciortea, C., Enulescu, A., Fluerasu, D., Hock, G., Piticu, I., Sarkadi, L., Sulik, B., & Zoran, V. (1987). On the L-M-N multiple ionisation in heavy elements. Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics, 20(15), L481-L486. [005]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3700/20/15/005