Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Peter Sigmund
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  18. Back Matter

About this book


This book offers a concise presentation of theoretical concepts characterizing and quantifying the slowing down of swift heavy ions in matter. Although the penetration of charged particles through matter has been studied for almost a hundred years, the quantitative theory for swift penetrating ions heavier than helium has been developed mainly during the past decade and is still progressing rapidly. The book addresses scientists and engineers working at accelerators with an interest in materials analysis and modification, medical diagnostics and therapy, mass spectrometry and radiation damage, as well as atomic and nuclear physicists. Although not a textbook, this monograph represents a unique source of state-of-the-art information that is useful to a university teacher in any course involving the interaction of charged particles with matter.


Heavy ions Helium-Atom-Streuung Ion beams Material modification Materials analysis PAS PED REM

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter¬†Sigmund
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22273-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44471-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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