While much previous work with highly charged ions has been performed with the ions in the plasma state in which they were formed, beams of highly charged ions hold promise for exciting new experiments. Specifically low energy beams with a high degree of charge state purity are a prerequisite for momentum resolved cross section measurements and for efficient loading of highly charged ions into UHV traps for spectroscopy. The Clemson University facility is optimized for the delivery of such beams of highly charged ions with low kinetic energies. Near term experiments include energy resolved charge exchange with neutral targets.
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Research Article| January 23 2018
Highly charged ion beams and their applications
AIP Conf. Proc. 1928, 020010 (2018)
Joan Marler; Highly charged ion beams and their applications. AIP Conf. Proc. 23 January 2018; 1928 (1): 020010. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5021575
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