On the resonant coherent excitation of relativistic heavy ions

Yu L. Pivovarov, H. Geissel, Yu M. Filimonov, O. E. Krivosheev, C. Scheidenberger

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    15 Citations (Scopus)


    New accelerator facilities open up an interesting new field of experiments on basic channeling as well as on atomic and nuclear resonant coherent excitation (RCE) of heavy ions penetrating through aligned crystals at relativistic energies. Results of computer simulations are presented to characterize the resonant coherent excitation of atomic levels of relativistic hydrogen-like heavy ions. Nuclear resonant coherent excitation reveals interesting different characteristics compared to the corresponding atomic excitation inside crystals. An important result of our model calculations is that poorly-channeled ions have a higher nuclear excitation probability than well-channeled ions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)283-291
    Number of pages9
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Instrumentation

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'On the resonant coherent excitation of relativistic heavy ions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this