Z1 oscillations of the mean charge for isotachic ions in carbon foils

A. M. Arrale, Jianyue Jin, Z. Y. Zhao, D. L. Weathers, F. D. McDaniel, S. Matteson

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Abstract

Oscillations in the mean-charge state of swift ions as a function of the atomic number Z1 are reported for a wide range of ions of identical velocity (isotachic ions). A previously suggested mechanism for the enhancement of the mean charge for certain ion-charge combinations that involves closed shells is shown to be an inadequate explanation. Post-foil-Auger processes, however, are demonstrated to be a more plausible explanation for the observed behavior of the mean charge of the ions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3355-3357
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995

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Arrale, A. M., Jin, J., Zhao, Z. Y., Weathers, D. L., McDaniel, F. D., & Matteson, S. (1995). Z1 oscillations of the mean charge for isotachic ions in carbon foils. Physical Review A, 51(4), 3355-3357. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.51.3355