Atomic excitations in supercritical fields of giant nuclear systems


Journal Article

Theoretical results for the δ-electron distribution and positron emission in superheavy systems are compared with recent experimental data. Special emphasis is laid on atomic excitations in deep inelastic nuclear collisions. It is demonstrated that the study of heavy-ion collisions with nuclear time delay promises a clear signature for the spontaneous positron emission. Corresponding experimental results show evidence for this transition from the neutral vacuum to a charged ground state and for the existence of long living nuclear molecules. © 1985.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Soff, G; Müller, U; de Reus, T; Reinhardt, J; Müller, B; Greiner, W

Published Date

  • May 15, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10-11 / PART 1

Start / End Page

  • 214 - 218

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-583X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0168-583X(85)90237-X

Citation Source

  • Scopus