Electron impact double ionization of Mg+ ions
Department of Physics, BRA Bihar University, Muzaffarpur 842001, Bihar, India
Received: 29 November 2011
Received in final form: 20 January 2012
Published online: 19 April 2012
Theoretical studies of electron impact double ionisation cross sections of Mg+ ions have been performed in the binary encounter approximation (BEA). Direct double ionisation has been investigated in the modified double binary encounter model. Ionization cross sections of different shells have been also calculated in order to analyse the contributions to double ionisation from ionisation-autoionization. The effect of the Coulombic field of the target ion on the incident electron has been considered in the present work. Accurate expression of σΔE (cross-section for energy transfer ΔE) and Hartree-Fock velocity distributions for the target electrons have been used throughout the calculations. The theoretical results show satisfactory agreement with the experimental observations.
Key words: Atomic and Molecular Collisions
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