Krypton fine structure in perpendicular-plane electron-impact ionization

James Williams, R.W. Van Boeyen, Sergey Samarin

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The dynamics of the outgoing electrons, from the separated fine-structure ionic states of the 4p valence shell of krypton atoms, are observed for the single ionization process by incident electrons with energies from 5 to 50 eV above threshold. Triple differential (e,2e) ionization cross sections are deduced from observations made in the "perpendicular-plane" scattering geometry using the same toroidal electrostatic electron energy analyzer for both outgoing electrons. For equal energy outgoing electrons, single and double scattering mechanisms account for the major characteristics of the cross sections. The double scattering becoming increasingly dominant as the excess energy increases; the behavior otherwise is very different from helium.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)052709-1-052709-8
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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