Interactions of slow H, H2, and H3 with thin carbon foils

H. O. Funsten, B. L. Barraclough, D. J. McComas

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Interaction processes resulting from the transit of incident 2-30 keV H+, H+2 and H+3 through 1.2 to 2.5 μg cm-2 carbon foils are investigated by examining the charge state and angular scatter distributions of atomic and molecular species that exit the foils. A comparison of the scatter distributions of exiting H+2 and H0 from incident H+2 and H+3 show that the atomic components of transmitted molecules scatter independently from foil atoms. For a given foil thickness, the measured fractions of H+2 from incident H+2 and H+3 are inversely proportional to the square of the angular scatter half-width.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - May 2 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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