Zeitschrift für Physik

, Volume 216, Issue 3, pp 241–247

Electron-impact ionization cross-sections and ionization rate coefficients for atoms and ions from hydrogen to calcium

  • Wolfgang Lotz


Using the empirical formula recently proposed, electron-impact ionization cross-sections for single ionization from the ground state are given for free atoms and for all ionization stages from hydrogen to calcium (Z=20). Ionization rate coefficients are given for these species on the assumption of a Maxwellian distribution of the impacting electrons. Multiple ionization, lowering of ionization potential, or collision limit are not taken into account.


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© Springer-Verlag 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Lotz
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  1. 1.Institut für PlasmaphysikGarching bei München

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