Probing the vacuum with highly charged ions [electronic resource].
- Argonne, Ill. : Argonne National Laboratory, 1987. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 34 : digital, PDF file
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- Argonne National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- The physics of the Fermion vacuum is briefly described, and applied to pair production in heavy ion collisions. We consider in turn low energies (<50 MeV/nucleon), intermediate energies (<5 GeV/nucleon), and ultrahigh energies such as would be produced in a ring collider. At high energies, interesting questions of Lorentz and gauge invariance arise. Finally, some applications to the structure of high Z atoms are examined. 14 refs., 11 figs.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1987., "conf-8708164-1", "DE88001431", International conference on spectroscopy and structure of highly ionized atoms, Lisle, IL, USA, 17 Aug 1987., and Strayer, M.R.; Bottcher, C.
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- W-31109-ENG-38 and AC05-84OR21400
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