Analysis of measurements of stopping powers of formvar, polyimide, polysulfone, and vyns for 3.6 to 10.5 MeV 7Li ions



The stopping powers of formvar, polysulfone, polyimide, and vyns for 7Li projectiles have been measured with the transmission technique and thin foil targets. The experimental data have been analyzed in terms of modified Bethe–Bloch theory to extract characteristic values of the mean excitation energy and Barkas effect parameter, as well as to study the effects of including a single effective charge parameter. Results of this investigation are in general supportive of the outcomes of earlier similar studies with protons and α-particles traversing the same target materials in the sense that previously reported trends in projectile-dependent behavior of values of mean excitation energy and Barkas effect parameter are followed in most cases. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Quantum Chem, 2002