Resonant electron scattering and dielectronic recombination in two-center atomic systems
Physical Review A
Electron scattering and dielectronic recombination with an ion in the presence of a neighboring atom is studied. The incident electron is assumed to be captured by the ion, leading to resonant excitation of the atom which afterwards may stabilize either by electron re-emission or radiative decay. We show that the participation of the atom can strongly affect, both quantitatively and qualitatively, the corresponding processes of electron scattering and recombination. Various ion-atom systems and
... electronic transitions are considered. In particular we show that electron scattering under backward angles may be strongly enhanced and derive the scaling behavior of two-center dielectronic recombination with the principal quantum numbers of the participating atomic states.