Relativistic Collisions of Structured Atomic Particles

  • Alexander Voitkiv
  • Joachim Ullrich

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 49)

About this book


The book reviews the progress achieved over the last decade in the study of collisions between an ion and an atom in which both the atomic particles carry electrons and can undergo transitions between their internal states -- including continua. It presents the detailed considerations of different theoretical approaches, that can be used to describe collisions of structured atomic particles for the very broad interval of impact energies ranging from 0.5--1 MeV/u till extreme relativistic energies where the collision velocity very closely approaches the speed of light.


Atomic collisions Cross section Excitation Ionization Loss collision particles

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Voitkiv
    • 1
  • Joachim Ullrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78420-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78421-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
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