Carlos O. Reinhold

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The use of heavy ion beams for microbeam studies of mammalian cell response leads to a need to better understand interaction cross sections for collisions of heavy ions with tissue constituents. For ion energies of a few MeV u(-1) or less, ions capture electrons from the media in which they travel and undergo subsequent interactions as partially 'dressed'(More)
The lifetimes of K(+)..Cl(-), K(+)..CN(-), and K(+)..SF(6)(-) heavy-Rydberg ion-pair states produced through Rydberg electron transfer reactions are measured directly as a function of binding energy using electric field induced detachment and the ion-pair decay channels discussed. The data are interpreted using a Monte Carlo collision code that models the(More)
We have measured total sputtering yields for impact of slow (#100 eV) singly and doubly charged ions on LiF. The minimum potential energy necessary to induce potential sputtering (PS) from LiF was determined to be about 10 eV. This threshold coincides with the energy necessary to produce a cold hole in the valence band of LiF by resonant neutralization.(More)
We demonstrate a protocol to create localized wave packets in very-high-n Rydberg states which travel in nearly circular orbits around the nucleus. Although these wave packets slowly dephase and eventually lose their localization, their motion can be monitored over several orbital periods. These wave packets represent the closest analog yet achieved to the(More)
We study theoretically and experimentally the population dynamics of the internal state of 60MeV/u Kr ions traversing amorphous carbon foils. A quantum transport theory is developed that incorporates the state mixing induced by the wake eld of the ion as well as all the coherences generated by the collisional and radiative redistribution of states. We show(More)
We report the first observation of echoes in the electric dipole moment of an ensemble of Rydberg atoms precessing in an external electric field F. Rapid reversal of the field direction is shown to play a role similar to that of a pi pulse in NMR in rephasing a dephased ensemble of electric dipoles resulting in the buildup of an echo. The mechanisms(More)
Ludger Wirtz, Carlos O. Reinhold, Christoph Lemell, and Joachim Burgdörfer 1,2,3 Institute for Theoretical Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10/136, A-1040 Vienna, Austria Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1200 Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge,(More)
Presented here is a description of the ionization of hydrogen and hydrogenic ions by antiproton-impact, based on very large scale numerical solutions of the time-dependent Schrödinger equation in three spatial dimensions and on analysis of the topology of the electronic eigenenergy surfaces in the plane of complex internuclear distance. Comparison is made(More)
We show that strongly polarized very-high-n (n approximately 600) potassium Rydberg atoms can be produced by manipulating lower-n (n approximately 350) polarized atoms using a tailored sequence of ultrashort half-cycle pulses (HCPs). The protocol for this involves first a weak HCP that generates transient phase-space localization whereupon a second large(More)
Nondispersive localized Trojan wave packets with n(i) ~ 305 moving in near-circular Bohr-like orbits are created and transported to localized near-circular Trojan states of higher n, n(f) ~ 600, by driving with a linearly polarized sinusoidal electric field whose period is slowly increased. The protocol is remarkably efficient with over 80% of the initial(More)