Magnetic splitting of quasimolecular electronic states in strong fields

Johann Rafelski, Berndt M̈ller

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Abstract

The heavy-ion motion in sub-Coulomb collisions generates extreme magnetic fields. The hyperfine splitting of the spin- quasimolecular electronic states in U + U is found to reach 10% of the molecular binding energy (100 keV). Also Pb+Pb and Xe+Xe collisions are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-520
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume36
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Coulomb collisions
ion motion
heavy ions
binding energy
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electronics
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Magnetic splitting of quasimolecular electronic states in strong fields. / Rafelski, Johann; M̈ller, Berndt.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 36, No. 10, 1976, p. 517-520.

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