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Electron capture by Ne2+ ions from atomic hydrogen

Savin, Daniel Wolf; Mroczkowski, T.; Rejoub, R.; Krstic, P. S.; Havener, C. C.

Using a merged-beam technique, the absolute, total electron-capture cross section has been measured for collisions of Ne2+ ions with hydrogen (deuterium) atoms at collision energies between 139 and 1490 eV/u. These data are compared to three other published measurements, two of which differ from one another by a factor greater than two. Early quantal rate coefficient calculations for Ne2+ ions with hydrogen at eV/u energies predict a cross section many orders of magnitude below the previously measured cross section at 40 eV/u. A possible explanation is given for the discrepancy between theory and experiment.


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Physical Review A

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Astronomy and Astrophysics
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March 29, 2013