Publications [#247347] of Berndt Mueller

Papers Published
  1. Smith, K; Peitz, H; Müller, B; Greiner, W, Induced decay of the neutral vaccum in overcritical fields occurring in heavy-ion collisions, Physical Review Letters, vol. 32 no. 10 (1974), pp. 554-556 [doi] .

    In critical or nearly critical heavy-ion collisions, induced as well as spontaneous energyless e-e+ pair creation result in the decay of the neutral vacuum. Induced transitions from the negative-energy continuum into a vacant molecular 1s level can occur even in the absence of diving and produce a substantial enhancement and broadening of the previously considered spontaneous positron spectrum. Total cross sections of 5 b have been calculated for U-U collisions. © 1974 The American Physical Society.