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Title: Detailed Investigations of Interactions between Ionizing Radiation and Neutral Gases

We are investigating phenomena that stem from the many body dynamics associated with ionization of an atom or molecule by photon or charged particle. Our program is funded through the Department of Energy EPSCoR Laboratory Partnership Award in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. We are using variations on the well established COLTRIMS technique to measure ions and electrons ejected during these interactions. Photoionization measurements take place at the Advanced Light Source at LBNL as part of the ALS-COLTRIMS collaboration with the groups of Reinhard Dörner at Frankfurt and Ali Belkacem at LBNL. Additional experiments on charged particle impact are conducted locally at Auburn University where we are studying the dissociative molecular dynamics following interactions with either ions or electrons over a velocity range of 1 to 12 atomic units.
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Technical Report
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Auburn University
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USDOE; USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS COLTRIMS, Photoionization, Atomic and Molecular Dynamics