Relativistic effects in collisions of high-Z ions

Mokler, Paul H.
February 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 500 Issue 1, p463
Academic Journal
Highly-charged, high-Z ions provide unique relativistic systems for atomic structure and collision studies. Typical examples for relativistic effects observed in those systems by photonic, electronic and atomic collisions will be discussed. These examples are radiative electron capture (REC), resonant transfer and excitation (RTE) and single excitation (EXC). In all these processes the complete interaction-including retardation and full multipole expansion-has to be taken into account. In contrast to non-relativistic systems the magnetic interaction plays an essential role. A review on experiments confirming these effects at moderate relativistic collision velocities is given. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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