Cross-section measurements with interacting beams

R. A. Phaneuf, A. L.D. Kilcoyne, A. Müller, S. Schippers, N. Aryal, K. Baral, J. Hellhund, A. Aguilar, D. A. Esteves-Macaluso, R. Lomsadze

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Abstract

Interacting beams were first employed to determine absolute cross sections for atomic processes a half-century ago. Significant advances in many technologies have improved the precision and sensitivity of such measurements to the degree that the high quality of those early experiments seems remarkable today. Despite their early successes and continuing advances, interacting beams experiments and the determination of absolute cross sections and rate coefficients from them remain a challenge. This paper concentrates on one large-scale technical advance, the synchrotron light source that has facilitated interacting-beams measurements of cross sections for photoionization of atomic and molecular ions. Recent results will be presented for photoionization of fullerene and endofullerene molecular ions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEighth International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Data and Their Applications, ICAMDATA 2012
Pages72-78
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event8th International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Data and Their Applications, ICAMDATA 2012 - Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2012Oct 4 2012

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1545
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Data and Their Applications, ICAMDATA 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityGaithersburg, MD
Period09/30/1210/4/12

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