Special Issue "Accelerator-Based Atomic Physics: Fast Ion–Atom and Ion–Molecule Collisions"
A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 February 2021).
Interests: fast ion-atom collisions; high resolution electron spectroscopy; pre-excited ion beams; state-selective studies; electron transfer; electron elastic scattering; cusp electrons; multi-open-shell ion states; hollow states; metastable states; cascade effects; electron spectrographs
Energetic ion beams delivered by accelerators have been the workhorse of atomic physics for more than 60 years. Modern accelerators provide a variety of ion species and charge states as exotic as bare uranium and velocities reaching deep into the relativistic regime. The strong interactions occurring in such energetic ion-impact collisions have shaped our understanding about the physics of the structure of the atomic world, and the dynamics involved during the collisions. Today, energetic ion-impact collisions continue to play a vital role in shedding light on fundamental processes and properties of atomic and molecular systems, thus providing data and insight for other research areas such as fusion and laser-induced plasmas, astrophysics, and radiation physics.
For this Special Issue, we invite original contributions covering all aspects of fast ion–atom and ion–molecule collisions including excitation, ionization, charge transfer, dissociation, and fragmentation for energetic collision velocities reaching up to the relativistic regime. Topics may include new theoretical or computational approaches, new experimental techniques, electron and X-ray spectroscopy data, calculations and measurements of cross sections, collision dynamics, and the use of collisional data in other research areas. The goal is to provide an overview of the current research in the field, and of new insights, developments, applications, and open problems.
Assist. Prof. Emmanouil Benis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- fundamental processes in ion–atom and ion–molecule collisions
- few-body dynamics
- fragmentation of molecules and clusters by ion impact
- ion–biomolecule interactions
- laser-assisted collisions
- coherence, electron–electron correlation, and relativistic effects
- new developments, techniques and instrumentation
- applications of ion-impact collisions