Ultra-cold ion-atom collisions: Near resonant charge exchange
Accurate calculations of the near resonant charge exchange crosssections in HD+, HT+ and Dr at very low energies are presented. The charge exchange process between an ion and its parent atom is a near resonant process that becomes inelastic when two different isotopes are involved. We find that, at very low energies, the charge exchange cross-section follows Wigner's law for inelastic processes and becomes much larger than the cross-section for elastic collisions which tends to a finite limit. The efficiency of inelastic charge exchange increases as the mass difference between the two isotopes decreases. © IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellscha.
Bodo, E; Zhang, P; Dalgarno, A
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