High-energy ion-atom collisions are subject of intense investigation in present-day atomic physics. They give fundamental information on the collision mechanism of ions and atoms, and on their highly excited states. This book includes invited survey talks, and invited contributions, all carefully refereed. The topics covered are electron capture and loss (including ionization), double electron and resonance processes, electron correlation and post-collision interaction effects, collisions of antiparticles with atoms, and so forth.
High-energy ion-atom collisions are studied intensively for a better understanding of atomic and molecular interactions. The thoroughly refereed survey articles reflect the present state of the art.
Welcome.- Newly appreciated roles for electrons in ion-atom collisions.- Electron capture, electron loss and the cusp.- Coincidence measurements of electron capture and loss in ion-atom collisions.- Electron capture to the continuum.- The possible role of the negative ion resonances in cuspology.- Testing the series expansion method used for studying the 'cusp' spectra.- Zp- and q-dependence of 0° binary encounter electrons in 12 MeV/u collisions of ions with H2 and He targets.- Two-center effects in ion-atom collisions.- New aspects of simultaneous projectile and target ionization in H0 (0.5MeV/1.0MeV) ? He collisions.- Two-center effects in the ionization of Ne by H+ and 3He2+ impact at intermediate energies.- Resonant recombination in ion-atom collisions.- Production of autoionizing states of fast charged particles by double electron capture.- Evidence for resonant double electron capture and single excitation in Ge31+ ? Ne collisions.- Capture with ionisation in proton-helium collisions.- Two-electron processes in projectile-H2 collisions.- The energy dependence of the double ionization cross section of helium at high energies.- Interference and correlation in energetic ion-atom collisions: The role of dielectronic processes.- Electron correlation in high energy ion-atom collisions.- Orientation propensity in electron capture by multiply charged ions.- Collisions of antiparticles with atoms.- Charge asymmetry effects in polarization characteristics of excitation of atoms by fast protons and antiprotons.- Electronic excitations in fast ion-solid collisions.- Charge exchange processes of high energy heavy ions channeled in crystals.- The development of projectile excitation during ion-solid collisions observed through convoy electron emission.- Convoy and Rydberg electrons in ion-solid collisions.- Fast-ion Rydberg state production in carbon foils.- Review of some aspects of multiply ionizing collisions involving heavy ion projectiles.- Multiple ionisation in ion-atom collisions investigated by recoil ion momentum spectroscopy.- Multiple electron capture in fast ion-atom collisions.- Multielectron processes.- Coherence studies of atomic collisions.- Collisions and half collisons in strong electromagnetic fields.- Search for an alignment in double capture processes between multicharged ions and helium below 8 keV/amu.- Influence of rotating electron wave functions on l-shell ionization and alignment.- Rearrangement of electronic states of heavy ions passing through solid targets.- Muonic atom atom collision processes.- Concluding remarks.