The Binary Encounter Peak in Radiative Ionization

  title={The Binary Encounter Peak in Radiative Ionization},
  author={D. H. Jakubassa-Amundsen},
It is shown that the radiative electron capture to continuum in energetic collisions with fast heavy projectiles also leads to a binary-encounter type peak in the high-energy electron spectrum. In contrast to the nonradiative target ionization this peak results from a higher-order process, involving near-elastic scattering, and its shape is different from… CONTINUE READING