Inelastic scattering of electron and light ion beams in organic polymers

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Title: Inelastic scattering of electron and light ion beams in organic polymers
Authors: Vera Gomis, Pablo de | Abril, Isabel | García Molina, Rafael
Research Group/s: Interacción de Partículas Cargadas con la Materia
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Física Aplicada
Keywords: Inelastic mean free path | Stopping power | Energy-loss straggling | Electron beams | Light ion beams | Organic polymers
Knowledge Area: Física Aplicada
Issue Date: 3-May-2011
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Citation: VERA, Pablo de, et al. "Inelastic scattering of electron and light ion beams in organic polymers". Journal of Applied Physics. Vol. 109, No. 9 (2011). ISSN 0021-8979, pp. 094901-1/8
Abstract: We have calculated the inelastic mean free path, stopping power, and energy-loss straggling of swift electron, proton, and α-particle beams in a broad incident energy range in four organic polymers: poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), Kapton, polyacetylene (PA), and poly(2-vinylpyridine) (P2VP). These calculations have been done through a suitable description of their optical properties and its extension into the whole momentum and energy transfer excitation spectrum. For electrons, we take into account the exchange effect between the projectile and the target electrons, while the charge-state fractions have been considered for ions. Our results are compared with other models and with the available experimental data. An excellent agreement with experimental data is obtained in the case of proton and α-particle beams in Kapton and a reasonably good agreement has been achieved for electron beams in PMMA, Kapton, and PA. We have parameterized by means of simple analytical expressions our results for electron beams interacting with these four polymers, which can be easily implemented in Monte Carlo calculations.
Sponsor: Pablo de Vera acknowledges the Conselleria d’Educació de la Generalitat Valenciana for financial support under the VALiþd program. The authors also acknowledge financial support from the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Project FIS2010-17225).
ISSN: 0021-8979 (Print) | 1089-7550 (Online)
DOI: 10.1063/1.3581120
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Copyright © 2011 American Institute of Physics
Peer Review: si
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