R. Ünal, P. Richard, I. Ben-Itzhak , C. L. Cocke , M. J. Singh*, H. Tawara, N. Woody , C. D. Lin and H. C. Tseng
J.R. Macdonald Laboratory, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506

In this paper, we report on the velocity and projectile charge dependences of the ratio of Transfer Ionization, TI, to Single Capture, SC, for high velocity multiply charged ions on He.

Measurements were performed in the J. R. Macdonald Laboratory at Kansas State University. Ion beams of interest were extracted from the EN tandem Van de Graaff accelerator, post-stripped when necessary, momentum analyzed, and the desired charge state directed to the collision area. The target was provided using a supersonic He jet with a two-stage collimation1.

The q-dependence of the ratio, R, of TI to SC for 2 MeV/u projectiles is presented in Fig. 1. The present results indicated by triangles are for F and Si beams. The solid curve indicates the q2 dependence of R. Anti-screening leads to cross sections greater than the values predicted by the q2 dependence.

Fig. 2 shows the velocity dependence of R for Fq+ on He in the range of v=6 to 9 au. The cross section is scaled by 1/q2 and compared to the H+ on He results of Mergel et al.3 R for the two cases show a stark contrast. Coupled channel calculations for F9+ on He follow the trend of the present data4.


Figure 1: The ratio of the TI to SC cross sections for dressed and bare projectile ions incident on He is shown.
The data included in the paper by Montenegro et al.2, are given together with the present results (triangles).

Figure 2: A scaled ratio of transfer ionization to single capture for bare projectiles incident on He.
Included are the data of the present work, data of Mergel et al.3 and a coupled channel calculation for F9+ on He.


1) R. Unal et al., accepted CAARI 2000, Denton, TX.
2) E. C. Montenegro et al., Phys. Rev. A, 55, 2009 (1997).
3) V. Mergel, Ph. D Thesis, University of Frankfurt, 1996.
4) R. Unal et al., to be published.

*Present address: Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 India

This work was supported by the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division,
Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy.

Submitted to ICPEAC 2001, July 2001 in Santa Fe, NM.

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