The role of the wave packet coherence on the ionization cross section of He by p+ and C6+ projectiles

F. Navarrete, M. F. Ciappina, L. Sarkadi, R. O. Barrachina

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Abstract

We study the role of the projectile coherence in collision processes. We analyze in particular the ionization of He by p+ and C6+ projectiles at 1 and 100 MeV/amu, respectively. We compare the influence of this effect in both cases by performing a First Born calculation convoluted with a gaussian distribution, which accounts for the initial incoherence of the projectile wave packet. Even though this is the simplest approach that one could implement to solve this problem, it gives good agreement with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume408
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2017

Keywords

  • Atomic
  • Coherence
  • Collisions
  • Ions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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