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Effect of Breit interaction on resonant excitation of highly charged heavy ions

  • K. Kollmar
  • N. Grün
  • W. Scheid

Abstract:

Resonant excitation or resonant electron scattering is a two step process in which Auger rates are involved in both steps. First an electron is captured into a bound state and a bound electron is excited (inverse Auger effect). Then an Auger transition leads to the emission of the electron from the ion. The corresponding cross-sections are very sensitive to the Auger rates and allow a detailed study of the Breit interaction which is a current-current contribution to the static electron-electron interaction. The contribution of the Breit interaction to the cross-section of resonant excitation on hydrogen-like uranium ions is discussed and shown that it is roughly twice as large as in the case of dielectronic recombination.

PACS. 32.80.Hd Auger effect and inner-shell excitation or ionization - 32.80.Dz Autoionization 

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© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Società Italiana di Fisica 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kollmar
    • 1
  • N. Grün
    • 1
  • W. Scheid
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik der Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, GermanyDE

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