# 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} }

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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