Balmer Hβ vs. Dβ line intensity in the collisions of H+, H2+, H3+, D+, D2+, and D3+ ions with “realistic” metal surface at energies below 1 keVa
Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Gdańsk, ul. Wita Stwosza 57, 80-952 Gdańsk, Poland
The intensities of hydrogen Hβ and deuterium Dβ spectral lines of the Balmer series were measured as a function of collision energy when H+, H2+, H3+, D+, D2+, and D3+ ions impinged on Al, Ti, Cu, Mo, W, and Pb targets. The collision energies were kept in the 100–1000 eV range. The target surface was contaminated with hydrocarbons from the vacuum pumping system and possibly also by oxygen molecules due to limited vacuum conditions. At projectile velocities above 200 km/s the luminescence of backscattered deuterium atoms is about 30–50% weaker than that of hydrogen atoms.
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