Publications in Scientific Journals:

M. Liertzer, J. Feist, S. Nagele, J. Burgdörfer:
"Multielectron Transitions Induced by Neutron Impact on Helium";
Physical Review Letters, 109 (2012), 1; 013201-1 - 013201-5.

English abstract:
We explore excitation and ionization by neutron impact as a novel tool for the investigation of electron-electron correlations in helium. We present single- and double-ionization spectra calculated in accurate numerical ab initio simulations for incoming neutrons with kinetic energies of up to 150 keV. The resulting electron spectra are found to be fundamentally different from photoionization or charged particle impact due to the intrinsic many-body character of the interaction. In particular, doubly excited resonances that are strongly suppressed in electron or photon impact become prominent. The ratio of double to single ionization is found to differ significantly from those of photon and charged-particle impact.

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