Basic Mechanisms in Atomic Collision Complexes

  • H. O. Lutz
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 181)


The physics of ion-atom collisions is an old and venerable science. Within the scope of these two lectures, an attempt at some degree of completeness even in a rather cursory overview would be entirely impossible. I will therefore discuss some basic aspects, thereby mostly ignoring complications and sophistications which may arise along the way. At appropriate positions, case studies will be presented which illustrate some practical concepts and difficulties, and some connections to photon and electron scattering processes will be pointed out.


Total Cross Section Impact Parameter Ionization Cross Section Correlation Diagram Collision System 
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  • H. O. Lutz
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  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikUniversität BielefeldBielefeld 1Germany

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