Single-electron-capture processes in collisions of He2+, Liq+(q=1,2,3), C6+, and O8+ ions with helium

R. Samanta, M. Purkait, C. R. Mandal

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Cross sections for single-electron capture in collisions of He2 +, Liq+ (q = 1,2,3), C6+, and O8+ ions with helium atoms at incident energy ranging from 50 to 5000 keV/amu have been calculated in the framework of four-body boundary-corrected continuum intermediate state (BCCIS-4B) approximation in both prior and post forms. In this formalism, distortion in the final channel related to the Coulomb continuum states of the projectile ion and the active electron in the field of residual target ion are included. In all cases, total single-electron-capture cross sections have been calculated by summing over all contributions up to n = 3 shells and subshells, respectively. It has been observed that the contribution of the capture cross section into the excited states is significant for asymmetric collision (ZP>lZT) and is insignificant for symmetric collision. Numerical results for the total cross sections show good agreement with the available experimental findings, particularly in the post form. Post-prior discrepancy has been found to be within 30% except for Li + + He interactions below 150 keV/amu.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032706
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 11 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


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