Exact Dirac-equation calculation of ionization induced by ultrarelativistic heavy ions

@article{Baltz1999ExactDC,
  title={Exact Dirac-equation calculation of ionization induced by ultrarelativistic heavy ions},
  author={Anthony J. Baltz},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  year={1999},
  volume={61},
  pages={042701}
}
  • A. Baltz
  • Published 28 June 1999
  • Physics
  • Physical Review A
The time-dependent Dirac equation can be solved exactly for ionization induced by ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. Ionization calculations are carried out in such a framework for a number of representative ion-ion pairs. For each ion-ion pair, the computed cross section consists of two terms: a constant energy independent term and a term whose coefficient is ln {gamma}. Scaled values of both terms are found to decrease with increasing Z of the nucleus that is ionized. (c) 2000 The… 
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