Accelerating Very Heavy Ions

Title Accelerating Very Heavy Ions
Description HZDR Online News:The accelerators at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) provide ions – that are electrically charged particles – of most of the chemical elements available for experiments in materials research over a wide energy range. What is quite unique in the world is the fact that even very heavy metallic ions – beside monatomic also polyatomic ions with several hundred atomic mass units – are intended to be accelerated in the HZDR’s Ion Beam Center. When such heavy particles strike a material, quite new interactions could be found between the ion beam and the solid surface. This occurs because multiple atoms of the very heavy projectile impact the solid surface at the same time on the same place resulting in an extreme energy deposition.
Copyright Dr. Bischoff, Lothar
Picture Id 39747
Date 29.08.2013
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