Electron capture from aligned p-state Rydberg atoms


Electron capture by Li ions from aligned Na(25p) Rydberg atoms was measured as a function of the approach angle between the alignment axis of the target-atom wave functions and the ion-beam direction, over a range of reduced velocity ṽ51.0–2.0, where ṽ5v ion /ve . A Stark barrel was used to generate uniform rotatable electric fields over the collision… (More)


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