Theoretical Studies of Heavy Particle Collisions

  • C. D. Lin
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 181)


Collisions between heavy ions and atoms alter the distribution of the electron charge cloud. Unlike electron-atom scattering where the collision complex is often limited in size (except for excitation to high Rydberg states and threshold impact ionization), in ion-atom collisions the electron cloud is pulled apart by the two collision centers and undergoes drastic change in size, shape and rotation. Experimental measurement of excitation, charge transfer or ionization processes reflects the selection of different pieces of the electron cloud after the collision. On the other hand, except for perturbative situations, theoretical descriptions have to follow the time evolution of the electron charge cloud. Not only has one to deal with the formation of the collision complex and the transfer of energy and angular momentum to the electron, (as in electron-atom collisions), but the existence of rearrangement channels (electron capture) also demands a proper account of the transfer of linear momentum as well.


Collision System Collision Complex Charge Transfer Cross Section Continuum Wave Function Slow Collision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. D. Lin
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  1. 1.Department of Physics, Cardwell HallKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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