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Paul Oxley - Ions and Collisions

Studies of charge transfer collisions between ions and atoms can play an important role in determining the properties of astrophysical plasmas. Collisions using protons and lithium atoms are also directly relevant to fusion plasma research since lithium atoms are injected into Tokamak plasmas to diagnose the plasma temperature and density. Below are pictures showing the ion source we use in the lab and some of the equipment which will be used for upcoming collision experiments.