|Título||Impact-parameter dependence of the energy loss of fast molecular clusters in hydrogen
Fadanelli Filho, Raul Carlos
Grande, Pedro Luis
|Abstract||The electronic energy loss of molecular clusters as a function of impact parameter is far less understood than atomic energy losses. For instance, there are no analytical expressions for the energy loss as a function of impact parameter for cluster ions. In this work, we describe two procedures to evaluate the combined energy loss of molecules: Ab initio calculations within the semiclassical approximation and the coupled-channels method using atomic orbitals; and simplified models for the electronic cluster energy loss as a function of the impact parameter, namely the molecular perturbative convolution approximation (MPCA, an extension of the corresponding atomic model PCA) and the molecular unitary convolution approximation (MUCA, a molecular extension of the previous unitary convolution approximation UCA). In this work, an improved ansatz for MPCA is proposed, extending its validity for very compact clusters. For the simplified models, the physical inputs are the oscillators strengths of the target atoms and the target-electron density. The results from these models applied to an atomic hydrogen target yield remarkable agreement with their corresponding ab initio counterparts for different angles between cluster axis and velocity direction at specific energies of 150 and 300 keV/u.
|Contido em||Physical review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics. New York. Vol. 77, no. 3 (Mar. 2008), 032902 10p.
|Tipo||Artigo de periódico
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