THE RECOMBINATION AND LEVEL POPULATIONS OF IONS. III - THE ROLE OF CHARGE EXCHANGE FROM NEUTRAL HYDROGEN
A detailed calculation is presented of the populations of highly excited levels of impurity ions in plasmas which may be traversed by neutral hydrogen beams. Two degrees of refinement are developed, the "bundled n picture" in which whole principal quantum shell populations are treated and the "resolved nl picture" in which the separate nl shell populations are treated. The computational procedures are fairly general and treat principal quantum shells up to n about 500 and resolved nl shells up to n about 40. They form an extension to the work of Burgess and Summers (1976) and Summers (1977). The paper concentrates on the populations of hydrogen- like, helium-like and lithium-like ions and draws examples from the ions of oxygen. The collisional processes describing excitation from low levels, redistribution amongst highly excited levels, charge exchange recombination and dielectronic recombination are examined in some depth with illustrations from oxygen ions.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO THE PUBLICATIONS OFFICER, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON, OX14 3EA (UK), MENTIONING REPORT JET-P(86)01, 1986
Record Number: 1989125007400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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