Low energy stopping cross section of light ions in light gases using time of flight techniques
Electronic stopping occurs when an energetic particle interacts with the electrons of a target material, causing charge exchange, excitation, and ionization of the atomic electrons and a corresponding energy loss for the impinging particle. Charge exchange between the projectile and target, in the form of electron capture and electron stripping, is the dominant mode of energy transfer for low energy projectiles in the keV region. In the case of protons in Helium gas, the difference between the ground state energy level of an ionized H atom and the first ionization energy of a Helium atom is large ...
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