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Highly Charged Ions

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Author(s)

John D. Gillaspy

Abstract

This article reviews some of the fundamental properties of highly charged ions, the methods of producing them (with particular emphasis on table-top devices), and their use as a tool for both basic science and applied technology. Topics discussed include: charge-dependence and scaling laws (for wavefunction size, ionization energy, neutralization energy, photon energy, Zeeman effect, Stark effect, line intensities, linewidths, etc.), changes in angular momentum coupling schemes, selection rules, interactions with surfaces, electron beam ion traps, ion accelerators, atomic reference data, the structure of the vacuum, laboratory astrophysics, nuclear fusion diagnostics, nanotechnology, quantum computing, and biology.
Citation
Journal of Physics B-Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume
34

Keywords

atomic reference data, biology, charge-dependence, electron beam ion traps, highly charged ions, laboratory astrophysics, nanotechnology, nuclear fusion, scaling laws

Citation

Gillaspy, J. (2001), Highly Charged Ions, Journal of Physics B-Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (Accessed July 24, 2024)

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Created January 1, 2001, Updated August 10, 2018