We have measured and calculated fully differential cross sections (FDCS) for ionization of helium by 75-keV proton impact. Ejected electrons with a speed close to and above the projectile speed were investigated. This range of kinematics represents a largely unexplored regime. A high sensitivity of the FDCS to the details of the description of the few-body dynamics, reported earlier for ionization of H2, was confirmed. A peak structure was found in an electron angular range between the regions where the so-called binary and recoil peaks are usually observed. The need for nonperturbative calculations using a two-center basis set is demonstrated.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics