Two-electron transitions in high energy ion-helium collisions Academic Article uri icon


  • Recent calculations and experiments on two-electron transitions in helium are reviewed. For double ionization and excitation ionization there is a large difference (about a factor of two) between the cross sections produced by protons and antiprotons. This difference is due to interference between first and second Born amplitudes, and correlation is required for first Born to be nonzero. The double ionization to single ionization ratio and the proton/antiproton difference is much larger for probabilities at small impact parameter than for the cross sections. The situation is qualitatively different for double excitation, where experimental and theoretical evidence points to a very small interference term and hence little positive projectile/negative projectile difference. © 1991 Springer-Verlag.

published proceedings

  • Zeitschrift fr Physik D Atoms,Molecules and Clusters
  • Zeitschrift f�r Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters

author list (cited authors)

  • Ford, A. L., & Reading, J. F.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Ford, AL||Reading, JF

publication date

  • March 1991