Special Issue "Charge-State Evolution in Ion-Atom/Solid Collisions"
A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: charge-state distribution measurements/calculations after ion-atom/solid collisions; atomic-collision data production, compilation, and evaluation for nuclear fusion; electron spectroscopy in atomic collisions; environmental radioactivity in Fukushima
Interests: ion-atom collisions; loss and capture cross sections; dynamics of charge-state fractions of ion beams in matter; relativistic collisions
Since atomic collision phenomena are strongly affected by the charge-states of the projectile ions, both equilibrium and pre-equilibrium charge-states of penetrating ions in solid, dense-gas media and plasmas are essential to pure and applied atomic collision studies. As for the equilibrium charge-states, there has been a number of papers, compilations, and databases published in the literature, but there still a few for pre-equilibrium charge-state evolutions especially for heavy ion collisions in low-energy range although they are highly demanded in material science, biological physics, accelerator technology and so on. After recent advances in experiments (target preparations etc.), theories (cross section calculations etc.), as well as simulations (including more advanced models), this Special Issue of Atoms will highlight many kinds of contributions related to charge-state evolutions in ion-atom/solid and plasma collisions, ranging from basic data production, simulation codes and cross sections, to application studies which needs a knowledge of charge-state evolutions and to scope also their future needs.
Mr. Alex M. Imai
Dr. Viacheslav P. Shevelko
Dr. Emily Lamour
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- atomic collision
- ion-atom, ion-molecule, and ion-solid collisions
- equilibrium and non-equilibrium charge-states
- excitation, de-excitation, ionization, and charge-transfer
- multiple-electron processes