Observation of Radiative Double Electron Capture for Fluorine Ions on Nitrogen and Neon

D. S. La Mantia, P. N.S. Kumara, P. M. Niraula, S. Iqbal, M. C. Bridges, A. Kayani, A. Simon, J. A. Tanis

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The capture of two electrons accompanied by the simultaneous emission of a single photon (RDEC) has been investigated for 2.11 MeV/u fluorine ions (F8+ and F9+) colliding with gaseous N2 and Ne and upper limits on the cross sections are determined. The measurements were performed at Western Michigan University using the tandem Van de Graaff accelerator. Preliminary analysis indicates that the RDEC cross sections for F9+ for both targets are very close in magnitude and comparable to previously recorded cross sections for fully-stripped ions colliding with thin-foil targets. The states of observable RDEC capture are discussed, as well as future work.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012014
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number2
StatePublished - 18 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event30th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic, and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2017 - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 26 Jul 20171 Aug 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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