Role of multistep processes in heavy-ion inner-shell excitations


Journal Article

This Letter discusses inner-shell excitation in collisions of very heavy ions (Z1+Z2140) in the framework of the quasimolecular model. The importance of multistep excitations and of coupling between continuum states is demonstrated. The 1sσ vacancy probabilities resulting from coupled-channels calculations exceed perturbation theory by a factor 3-5, thus giving good agreement with recent experimental results. © 1979 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reinhardt, J; Müller, B; Greiner, W; Soff, G

Published Date

  • January 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 18

Start / End Page

  • 1307 - 1310

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.43.1307

Citation Source

  • Scopus