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Atomic Concealment Due to Loss of Coherence of the Incident Beam of Projectiles in Collision Processes

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Centro Atómico Bariloche, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, CNEA, Instituto Balseiro, CNEA and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, CONICET, Av. Bustillo 9500, 8400 Bariloche, Argentina
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Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, 18051 Rostock, Germany
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Physics Program, Guangdong Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Shantou 515063, China
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Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
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Received: 30 November 2020 / Revised: 8 January 2021 / Accepted: 12 January 2021 / Published: 15 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Spectroscopy and Collisions)
In the study of collision processes, a series of conditions is usually assumed. One of them is that the beam of projectiles is coherent in lengths greater than those of the targets against which it strikes. However, recent experimental results and theoretical analyzes have shown that this assumption can not only fail, but that it is possible to manipulate the coherence length experimentally to go from a coherent situation to an incoherent one. The most conspicuous and studied manifestation of such loss of coherence is the disappearance of interference effects. However, in the present work we show that a strong decrease can also occur in the magnitude of the cross section, not only differential but also total, due to an atomic concealment effect. View Full-Text
Keywords: collision; coherence; contextuality collision; coherence; contextuality
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Barrachina, R.O.; Navarrete, F.; Ciappina, M.F. Atomic Concealment Due to Loss of Coherence of the Incident Beam of Projectiles in Collision Processes. Atoms 2021, 9, 5. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/atoms9010005

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Barrachina RO, Navarrete F, Ciappina MF. Atomic Concealment Due to Loss of Coherence of the Incident Beam of Projectiles in Collision Processes. Atoms. 2021; 9(1):5. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/atoms9010005

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Barrachina, Raúl O.; Navarrete, Francisco; Ciappina, Marcelo F. 2021. "Atomic Concealment Due to Loss of Coherence of the Incident Beam of Projectiles in Collision Processes" Atoms 9, no. 1: 5. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/atoms9010005

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