A New Method to Determine the Energy Loss of Heavy Ions in Solids
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) . 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.
KeywordsEnergy Loss Thick Target Surface Barrier Detector Total Energy Loss Virtual Path
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