X-Ray Emission Following Ion Beam and Plasma Excitations
The hallmark of much recent work in x-ray spectroscopy is the study of emission from high ionization states. Such states can be produced by heavy-ion impact or in very hot plasmas. Ion excitation is a flexible way to produce spectra similar to and intermediate between those resulting from electron beam and plasma excitation. Ion excited x-ray spectra are useful in atomic and collision physics research. High temperature plasmas occurring in fusion power devices emit intense x radiation which provides a useful diagnostic of conditions within such plasmas. X-ray spectra from ion impact and hot plasmas are compared in this paper. They are shown to be complementary in some cases and very similar in others.
KeywordsOuter Electron Rydberg Series Vacancy State Plasma Excitation Electron Vacancy
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