Publications [#247432] of Berndt Mueller

Papers Published
  1. Soff, G; Reinhardt, J; Müller, B; Greiner, W, Shakeoff of the vacuum polarization in quasimolecular collisions of very heavy ions, Physical Review Letters, vol. 38 no. 11 (1977), pp. 592-595 [doi] .

    The theory of direct electron-positron pair production in the collision of heavy ions is formulated in the framework of the quasimolecular model. The pair production process acquires a collective nature for (Z1+Z2)>1 and can be understood as the shakeoff of the strong vacuum polarization cloud formed in the quasimolecule. The total cross section is, e.g., 76 b for Pb + Pb at Coulomb barrier energies. © 1977 The American Physical Society.