The Structure Behind it All
2009 (English)In: Journal of Physics, Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588, E-ISSN 1742-6596, Vol. 194, 012001- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The talk discussed collisions where the structure of the systems involved plays a decisive role for the outcome of the event. For many types of charge changing processes the presence of resonant states can change the probability for a certain reaction by orders of magnitude. One example of this is electron-ion recombination where the resonant states are doubly or even multiply excited states lying above the ionization threshold of the recombined ion. The concept of a resonant state is discussed with the help of a simple model. The influence of such states is then illustrated through a few examples where some different calculational methods are compared with experiments. Finally, the possibility to also obtain accurate spectroscopical information from a collisional process is discussed
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 194, 012001- p.
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Research subject Chemical Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42807DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/194/1/012001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-42807DiVA: diva2:351518