Relativistic quantum dynamics in strong fields: photon emission from heavy, few-electron ions

S Fritzsche, P Indelicato, Th Stöhlker
2005 Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics  
Recent progress in the study of the photon emission from highly-charged heavy ions is reviewed. These investigations show that high-Z ions provide a unique tool for improving the understanding of the electron-electron and electron-photon interaction in the presence of strong fields. Apart from the bound-state transitions, which are accurately described in the framework of Quantum Electrodynamics, much information has been obtained also from the radiative capture of (quasi-) free electrons by
more » ... h-Z ions. Many features in the observed spectra hereby confirm the inherently relativistic behavior of even the simplest compound quantum systems in Nature.
doi:10.1088/0953-4075/38/9/018 fatcat:jbvj5lssujeh5on5gk4nvn44ey