Kinetic-energy transfer in highly-charged-ion collisions with carbon

R. E. Lake, N.R. Arista

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We present an accurate theoretical model for the charge dependence of kinetic energy transferred in collisions between slow highly charged ions (HCIs) and the atoms in a carbon solid. The model is in excellent agreement with experimental kinetic-energy-loss data for carbon nanomembrane and thin carbon foil targets. This study fills a notable gap in the literature of charged-particle energy loss in the regime of low incident velocity (vp≲2.188×106 m/s) where charge states greatly exceed the equilibrium values.
Original languageEnglish
Article number052710
Pages (from-to)1-5
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • atomic collisions with solids
  • carbon
  • energy loss and stopping power
  • highly charged ions

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