Two-center dielectronic recombination in slow atomic collisions

  title={Two-center dielectronic recombination in slow atomic collisions},
  author={Andreas Jacob and Carsten Muller and A. B. Voitkiv},
  journal={Physical Review A},
A free electron can form a bound state with an atomic center $A$ upon photo emission (radiative recombination). In the presence of a neighboring atom $B$, such a bound state can, under certain conditions, be also formed via resonant transfer of energy to $B$, with its subsequent relaxation through radiative decay (two-center dielectronic recombination). This two-center process is very efficient in the 'static' case where $A$ and $B$ form a weakly bound system, dominating over single-center… 
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