Cross Sections for K-Shell Ionization by Light Ions

Tables and Interpolation Programs


My name is Helmut Paul. For years, I have been collecting and comparing data on the K-shell ionization by light ions. The results were presented, e.g., in the paper

Review of Experimental Cross Sections for K-Shell Ionization by Light Ions

by H.Paul and J.Muhr, Physics Reports 135 (1986) 47, and in the following papers:

  1. Protons.

The article Fitted empirical Reference Cross Sections for K-Shell Ionization by Protons by H.Paul and J.Sacher appeared in At. Data Nucl. Data Tables 42 (1989) 105. This article contains two tables:

Table I. Empirical Reference Cross Sections.
Table II. Experimental Cross Sections.

Press here to save the compressed version (Protons.zip) of the file containing the tables and the interpolation program to your disk. (You can also save the file to disk by pointing to the underlined word and using Save Link As).

 

  1. Alpha Particles.

The article Fitted empirical Reference Cross Sections for K-Shell Ionization by Alpha Particles by H.Paul and O.Bolik appeared in At. Data Nucl. Data Tables 54 (1993) 75. This article contains the following tables:

Table I. Empirical Reference Cross Sections for K-Shell Ionization by Alpha Particles.
Table IIa. Experimental Cross Sections for K-Shell Ionization by 1H Ions (except for data listed above).
Table IIb. Experimental Cross Sections for K-Shell Ionization by 2H Ions.
Table IIc. Experimental Cross Sections for K-Shell Ionization by 3He Ions.
Table IId. Experimental Cross Sections for K-Shell Ionization by 4He Ions.

Press here to save the compressed version (Intpol.zip) of the file containing the interpolation program to your disk. Press here to save the compressed version (Table1&2.zip) of the file containing Table I (Table1.prt) and Tables IIa,b,c,d (Table2.101,102,203,204) to your disk. (You can also save the files to disk by pointing to the underlined word and using Save Link As).

 

For a discussion of limitations of the reference cross sections at low energy, see:
Adiabatic inner-shell ionization by light ions by Z. Smit, Phys. Rev. A53 (1996) 4145.

For an application of the proton data base in a PIXE software package, see:
J.L.Campbell, Th.L.Hopmann, J.A.Maxwell, Z.Nejedly, The Guelph PIXE software package III: Alternative proton database, Nucl. Instr. Methods B 170 (2000) 193


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Helmut Paul
Institut für Experimentalphysik
Universität Linz
A-4040 Linz
Austria
Telephone:+43-732-2468-8514
Fax:+43-732-2468-8509

email: helmut.paul@jku.at


Last update: 26 March 2004