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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 7, 2401078 (2012)

Regular Articles

Influence of the Isotope Effect on the Charge-Exchange Process between Hydrogen Isotopes and Ions and Atoms of Plasma Facing Component Materials
Inga Yu. TOLSTIKHINA, Daiji KATO1) and Vyacheslav P. SHEVELKO
P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Leninskii Prospekt 53, Moscow 119991, Russia
National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki-city, Gifu 509-5292, Japan
(Received 8 December 2011 / Accepted 27 April 2012 / Published 26 July 2012)


The influence of the isotope effect (mass dependence) on the charge exchange process in low-energy collisions of ions and atoms sputtered from Plasma Facing Components (PFC) with hydrogen isotopes (H, D and T) is studied using the adiabatic theory of transitions in slow collisions developed by E. Solov'ev [Sov. Phys. Uspekhi 32, 228 (1989) [1]]. Results of the numerical calculations are presented for the charge-exchange cross sections of Li, Be, C ions colliding with hydrogen isotopes and for the inverse reactions.


slow collision, hydrogen isotope, isotope effect, charge-exchange cross section

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.7.2401078


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Inga Yu. TOLSTIKHINA, Daiji KATO and Vyacheslav P. SHEVELKO, Plasma Fusion Res. 7, 2401078 (2012).