An Experimental Apparatus for Studying Double Differential Scattering by Low-Energy Multiply Charged Ions from Atomic Targets
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. E. Y. Kamber
Dr. J. A. Tanis
Dr. S. M Ferguson
Masters Thesis-Open Access
A new differential energy-gain spectrometer with a movable parallel-plate electrostatic energy analyzer has been constructed and tested for the study of double differential (in energy and angle) cross sections for state-selective electron capture processes in collisions of low-energy multiply charged ions with atomic gases. The ion beam is produced by extracting recoil ions from a primary interaction region where these ions are generated in collisions between a neutral target gas and a fast fluorine beam from the WMU tandem Van de Graaff accelerator. An einzel lens is used to focus the ion beam extracted from the recoil-ion source into a 180o double-focusing magnet. After mass and charge selection, the desired ion beam is steered through a gas collision cell containing the target gas. Scattered ions are energy analyzed by a 45o parallel-plate electrostatic energy analyzer and detected with a channel electron multiplier. Here we describe the experimental apparatus for studying double differential cross-sections and discuss a few specific collision systems.
Gopinathan, Meenatchi S., "An Experimental Apparatus for Studying Double Differential Scattering by Low-Energy Multiply Charged Ions from Atomic Targets" (1994). Masters Theses. 4275.