A New Method to Determine the Energy Loss of Heavy Ions in Solids

  • Horst Schmidt-Böcking
  • Gerd Rühle
  • Klaus Bethge


When today’s physicist needs data about the differential energy loss of heavy ions, he refers to the tables by Northcliffe and Schilling (Nuclear Data Tables A7) [1]. However, these data are obtained for heavy ions in a semiempirical way and hardly examined experimentally for ions heavier than oxygen in solids. We have thus developed a method by which quick and reliable energy loss data for heavy ions in solids can be determined. If the elastic scattering cross section as a function of the energy is known, then it is possible to determine a larger energy range of the differential energy loss from one single measurement.


Energy Loss Thick Target Surface Barrier Detector Total Energy Loss Virtual Path 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horst Schmidt-Böcking
    • 1
  • Gerd Rühle
    • 1
  • Klaus Bethge
    • 1
  1. 1.II. Physikal. InstitutUniv. Heidelberg69 HeidelbergGermany

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