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Impact-Ionization Processes in Fusion Plasmas

Keh-Ning Huang, Hsiao-Ling Sun, Sheng-Fang Lin, Hao-Tse Shiao

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 61 / Number 1T / January 2012 / Pages 436-440


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Starting from the relativistic equation of motion governing quantum collision processes in many-particle systems, we shall formulate the relativistic quantum collision theory in an ab initio manner. Quantum electrodynamic effects are however in corporated perturbatively. Because heavy projectiles or ultra-high incident energies are considered, the recoil of the target is also treated. Electron-impactionization of uraniumion U91+ and proton-impactionization of hydrogen will be given as examples.

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