Special Issue "Recent Advances in Ion-Impact Atomic Collisions: Experiment, Theory and Applications"
A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Prof. Dr. Tom Kirchner
Ion-impact atomic collision studies have shaped our understanding of the microscopic world and continue to play an important role in shedding light on fundamental properties and processes of atomic and molecular few-body systems. At the same time, they provide insight and data of relevance for more applied research directions such as the study of fusion plasmas, X-ray emissions of astrophysical objects, and radiation damage of biological tissue. For this special issue we invite original contributions covering all aspects of contemporary heavy-particle atomic collision physics, ranging from the development of new theoretical or computational approaches and experimental techniques to the calculation and measurement of cross section data for specific processes and the use of collisional data in plasma modeling and other areas. The goal is to provide a snapshot of current research in the field, of new insights, developments, and applications and of open problems.
Prof. Dr. Tom Kirchner
Prof. Dr. Michael Schulz
Manuscript Submission Information
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- basic processes in ion-atom, ion-molecule, and ion-cluster collisions
- few-body dynamics
- fragmentation of molecules and clusters by ion impact
- postcollisional de-excitation processes (radiative vs. Auger)
- ion-biomolecule interactions
- laser-assisted collisions
- coherence, electron-electron correlation, and relativistic effects
- experimental techniques and instrumentation
- applications of ion-impact collisions