Measurements of the target-thickness dependences of the target K x-ray production yields are reported for 1.7-MeV/amu Fq+ (q=6,8 and 9) ions incident upon thin solid targets of elements from Ti to Co. Target K x-ray production cross sections were extracted in the limit of vanishing target thickness. Comparisons of the data to theoretical estimates based upon combinations of direct ionization and electron-transfer processes are presented. Projectile K-vacancy production and quenching cross sections were obtained from the three-component model for the target K x-ray data as a function of foil thickness. Comparisons of the projectile parameters to theoretical estimates based upon electron transfer, direct ionization, and excitation processes are presented.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics