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Charged particle collisions

  1. Jul 22, 2012 #1
    What 'could' happen when a high speed electron hits a stationary cathion?
     
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  3. Jul 23, 2012 #2

    mfb

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    Cation?

    It depends on the energy, and "high speed" is not useful to define this. The electron could get captured or it could do the usual electron/matter-interactions (mainly Bremsstrahlung) without caring about the other electrons. It can get deflected without any significant interaction with the atom.
     
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