A platform for highly charged ions: surface–foil–gas–plasma interaction at the IMP

R Cheng, X M Zhou, Y B Sun, Y Lei, X Wang, G Xu
2011 Physica Scripta  
A platform for the study of highly charged ions (HCIs), the surface-foil-gas-plasma interaction at IMP Lanzhou, is introduced. Some potentially useful results obtain over the last few years on x-ray emission, ion sputtering, secondary electron emission and the nano-etching effects during HCIs' impact on surfaces, as well as the guiding effect of nano-capillaries, are reviewed. Our ongoing work on the HCI interaction with plasma is also reported.
doi:10.1088/0031-8949/2011/t144/014015 fatcat:4rql6rhrtvhtxdwxqspc3kpxa4