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Journal of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 231329, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/231329
Research Article

Distorted Wave Theories Applied to Double Ionization by Ion Impact: Simulation of Higher-Order Processes

1Institute of High Performance Computing, 1 Fusionopolis Way, #16-16 Connexis, Singapore 138632
2Department of Physics and Astronomy, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3
3Department of Physics and Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Research, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409, USA
4Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Received 14 January 2010; Accepted 24 March 2010

Academic Editor: Igor Bray

Copyright © 2010 M. F. Ciappina et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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