Theoretical studies of L3-subshell alignment induced by heavy ions

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The recent efforts made in the theoretical description of the anisotropy of the charge cloud of the L3 subshell induced by heavy ions in heavy atoms are reviewed. For L-shell ionization processes the strong dynamical couplings among the substates represent a serious challenge to the theory. This is exemplified by results of L3-subshell alignment calculations made in the first- and second-order Born approximation, as well as in a coupled-states scheme. The application of the perturbative variational method is briefly discussed as a possible way of future development in treatment of the collisional alignment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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