Physics continues to be one of the “flagship” research Departments at the University of Windsor. Our faculty are known regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally for their active and outstanding research and their direct involvement in the learning experiences provided to our undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty are known worldwide for high levels of research productivity and funding through industrial partnerships. Their research achievements, with its many awards and distinctions to their credit, make the department one of the highest quality Physics departments in Canada. Currently, there are three main areas of research:

  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical physics
  • Materials Science
  • Biomedical Physics

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Submissions from 2013

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A Comparison of Multivariate Analysis Techniques and Variable Selection Strategies in a Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Bacterial Classification, Russell Putnam, Q.I. Mohaidat, Andrew Daabous, and Steven Rehse

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Sensitive and specific discrimination of pathogenic and nonpathogenic Escherichia coli using Raman spectroscopy - a comparison of two multivariate analysis techniques, Steven Rehse, Khozima Hamasha, Qassem I. Mohaidat, Russell A. Putnam, Ryan C. Woodman, and Sunil Palchaudhuri

Submissions from 2012

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Variational energies and the Fermi contact term for the low-lying states of lithium: Basis-set completeness, L. M. Lang, Z. C. Yan, H. X. Qiao, and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Pathogen identification with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: The effect of bacterial and biofluid specimen contamination, Q.I. Mohaidat, K. Sheikh, S. Palchaudhuri, and Steven J. Rehse

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Spin-forbidden Helium I transition rates, D. C. Morton and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Quantum theory of longitudinal momentum transfer in above-threshold ionization, A. S. Titi and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 2011

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Critical comparison of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and colorimetry as dermatological diagnostic tools for acanthosis nigricans: A chemometric approach, S. Devpura, B. Pattamadilok, Z.U. Syed, Steven Rehse, and P. Vemulapalli

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The effect of bacterial environmental and metabolic stresses on a laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) based identification of Escherichia coli and Streptococcus viridans, Q. Mohaidat, S. Palchaudhuri, and Steven J. Rehse

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Spin-forbidden radiative decay rates from the 3′,3P 1,2 and 3′,1P 1 states of helium, D. C. Morton and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Isotope-shift measurements of stable and short-lived lithium isotopes for nuclear-charge-radii determination, W. Nortershauser, R. Sanchez, G. Ewald, and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Variational upper bounds for low-lying states of lithium, L. M. Wang, Z. C. Yan, H. X. Qiao, and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 2010

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Editorial: 40th Anniversary of Physical Review A (July 1, 2010), Gordon W. F. Drake

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Regulation of polar peptidoglycan biosynthesis by Wag31 phosphorylation in mycobacteria, C. Jani, H. Eoh, J.J. Lee, and K. Hamasha

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Theoretical proposal for a biosensing approach based on a linear array of immobilized gold nanoparticles, S.M.H. Rafsanjani, T. Cheng, S. Mittler, and Chitra Rangan

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Towards the clinical application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for rapid pathogen diagnosis: The effect of mixed cultures and sample dilution on bacterial identification, Steven J. Rehse, Q.I. Mohaidat, and S. Palchaudhuri

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North American Symposium on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Introduction to the feature issue, J.P. Singh, J.R. Almirall, and Steven J. Rehse

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Isotope shift measurements in the 2s1/2 → 2p3/2 transition of Be+ and extraction of the nuclear charge radii for 7,10,11Be, M. Zkova, Z. Andjelkovic, M. L. Bissell, and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 2009

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Energies for the high- L rydberg states of helium: Asymptotic analysis, R. El-Wazni and Gordon W. F. Drake

Energies for the high- L rydberg states of helium: Asymptotic analysis, R. El-Wazni and Gordon W. F. Drake

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A membrane basis for bacterial identification and discrimination using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, Steven J. Rehse, N. Jeyasingham, J. Diedrich, and S. Palchaudhuri

Submissions from 2008

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Control of surface plasmon resonances in dielectrically coated proximate gold nanoparticles immobilized on a substrate, P. Rooney, A. Rezaee, S. Xu, T. Manifar, and Chitra Rangan

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Measurements of total cross sections for positron scattering by uracil molecules, E. Surdutovich, G. Setzler, W.E. Kauppila, and Steven J. Rehse

Submissions from 2007

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Detection of trace Al in model biological tissue with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, M.D. Adamson and Steven J. Rehse

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Ionization energy of Li 6,7 determined by triple-resonance laser spectroscopy, B. A. Bushaw, W. Nortershauser, Gordon W. F. Drake, and H. J. Kluge

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Sufficient condition for the coherent control of n -qubit systems, R. Cabrera, Chitra Rangan, and W.E. Baylis

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Escherichia coli identification and strain discrimination using nanosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, J. Diedrich, Steven J. Rehse, and S. Palchaudhuri

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Pathogenic Escherichia coli strain discrimination using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, J. Diedrich, Steven J. Rehse, and S. Palchaudhuri

Editorial: The Scope of Physical Review A and Editorial Procedures, Gordon W. F. Drake

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Editorial: The Scope of Physical Review A and Editorial Procedures, Gordon W. F. Drake

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A multiplet table for neutral helium (4He I) with transition rates, Gordon W. F. Drake and D. C. Morton

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Hyperfine structure of the 23P state of 3He with and without an external magnetic field, Q. Wu and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 2006

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Nuclear charge radius for He3, D. C. Morton, Q. Wu, and Gordon W. F. Drake

Nuclear charge radius for He3, D. C. Morton, Q. Wu, and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Information hiding and retrieval in Rydberg wave packets using half-cycle pulses, J.M. Murray, S.N. Pisharody, H. Wen, and Chitra Rangan

Submissions from 2005

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Binding energy of the positronium negative ion: Relativistic and QED energy shifts, Gordon W. F. Drake and M. Grigorescu

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Control of finite-dimensional quantum systems: Application to a spin-1/2 particle coupled with a finite quantum harmonic oscillator, Chitra Rangan and A.M. Bloch

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Theory of detection of angular momentum states in Rydberg atoms using half-cycle pulses, Chitra Rangan and R.J.A. Murray

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Absolute wave-number measurements in 130Te2: Reference lines spanning the 420.9-464.6-nm region, T.J. Scholl, Steven J. Rehse, R.A. Holt, and S.D. Rosner

Submissions from 2004

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High precision variational calculations for H2 +, M. M. Cassar and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Control of Trapped-Ion Quantum States with Optical Pulses, Chitra Rangan, A.M. Bloch, C. Monroe, and P.H. Bucksbaum

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Laser collimation of an atomic gallium beam, Steven J. Rehse, K.M. Bockel, and S.A. Lee

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Broadband precision wavelength meter based on a stepping Fabry-Pérot interferometer, T.J. Scholl, Steven J. Rehse, R.A. Holt, and S.D. Rosner

Submissions from 2002

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Quantum-state information retrieval in a Rydberg-atom data register, J. Ahn, Chitra Rangan, D.N. Hutchinson, and P.H. Bucksbaum

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Ground-state energies for helium, H-, and Ps-, Gordon W. F. Drake, M. M. Cassar, and R. A. Nistor

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Lithium transition energies and isotope shifts: QED recoil corrections, Z. C. Yan and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 2001

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Quantum phase retrieval of a Rydberg wave packet using a half-cycle pulse, J. Ahn, D.N. Hutchinson, Chitra Rangan, and P.H. Bucksbaum

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Optimally shaped terahertz pulses for phase retrieval in a Rydberg-atom data register, Chitra Rangan and P.H. Bucksbaum

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Reply to “Comment on ‘Photodetachment in combined static and dynamic electric fields’”, A. R. P. Rau and Chitra Rangan

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Measurement of the hyperfine structure of the 4d2D 3/2,5/2 levels and isotope shifts of the 4p2p 3/2 ? 4d2D3/2 and 4p2p 3/2 ? 4d2D5/2 transitions in gallium 69 and 71, Steven J. Rehse, W.M. Fairbank Jr., and S.A. Lee

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Lamb shift in He+: Resolution of a discrepancy between theory and experiment, A. Van Wijngaarden, F. Holuj, and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 2000

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High accuracy for atomic calculations involving logarithmic sums, S. P. Goldman and Gordon W. F. Drake

High accuracy for atomic calculations involving logarithmic sums, S. P. Goldman and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Photodetachment in combined static and dynamic electric fields, Chitra Rangan and A.R.P. Rau

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Dynamics of diamagnetic Zeeman states ionized by half-cycle pulses, Chitra Rangan, K.J. Schafer, and A.R.P. Rau

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Lithium isotope shifts as a measure of nuclear size, Z. C. Yan and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 1997

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Nanolithography with metastable neon atoms: Enhanced rate of contamination resist formation for nanostructure fabrication, Steven J. Rehse, A.D. Glueck, S.A. Lee, and A.B. Goulakov

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Computational methods for three-electron atomic systems in Hylleraas coordinates, Z. C. Yan and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 1995

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Asymptotic-expansion method for the evaluation of correlated three-electron integrals, Gordon W. F. Drake and Z. C. Yan

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Retarded dipole-dipole dispersion interaction potential for helium, M. J. Jamieson, Gordon W. F. Drake, and A. Dalgarno

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Eigenvalues and expectation values for the 1s22s 2S, 1s22p 2P, and 1s23d 2D states of lithium, Z. C. Yan and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Theoretical lithium 2 2S2 2P and 2 2P3 2D oscillator strengths, Z. C. Yan and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 1994

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Lamb shifts and hyperfine structure in Li+6 and Li+7: Theory and experiment, E. Riis, A. G. Sinclair, O. Poulsen, and Gordon W. F. Drake

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High-precision calculations of the Zeeman effect in the 2 3PJ, 2 1P1, 2 3S1, and 3 3PJ states of helium, Z. C. Yan and Gordon W. F. Drake

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A rigorous treatment of O(α 6mc 2) QED corrections to the fine structure splittings of helium, T. Zhang and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 1993

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1/n expansions for two-electron Coulomb matrix elements, Gordon W. F. Drake and R. N. Hills

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Energy corrections of order mc2α6lnα in helium, Gordon W. F. Drake, I. B. Khriplovich, A. I. Milstein, and A. S. Yelkhovsky

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Erratum: Energy corrections of order mc2α6 In α in helium (Physical Review A (1993) 48, 6 (4804), Gordon W. F. Drake, I. B. Khriplovich, A. I. Milstein, and A. S. Yelkhovsky

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Angular and radial correlation in doubly excited systems when 1 ≤ Z ≤ 4. The 2p2 3P state, D. R. T. Keeble, K. E. Banyard, and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Erratum: Variational calculation for the ground state of lithium and QED corrections for Li-like ions (Physical Review A (1993) 48, 6 (4803)), D. K. McKenzie and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 1992

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The doubly-excited state 2p 2 3P for 1 ≤ Z ≤ 4: Coulomb holes derived from explicitly correlated wavefunctions, K. E. Banyard, D. R. T. Keeble, and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Asymptotic expansion for -function matrix elements of helium, Gordon W. F. Drake

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Erratum: Asymptotic expansion for -function matrix elements of helium (Phys. Rev. a (1992) 45,9 (6933-6934)), Gordon W. F. Drake

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He+ 2p state lifetime by a quenching-asymmetry measurement, Gordon W. F. Drake, J. Kwela, and A. Van Wijngaarden

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Energies and relativistic corrections for the Rydberg states of helium: Variational results and asymptotic analysis, Gordon W. F. Drake and Z. C. Yan

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Multiphoton ionization in circularly polarized standing waves, D. S. Guo and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Stationary solutions for an electron in an intense laser field. II. Multimode case, D. S. Guo and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Stationary solutions for an electron in an intense laser field. I. Single-mode case, D. S. Guo and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Many-electron radial and angular integrals in the unitary-group approach, R. D. Kent and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 1991

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Erratum: Expectation values of rP for arbitrary hydrogenic states (Physical Review A (1991) 43, 11, (6432)), Gordon W. F. Drake and R. A. Swainson

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Quantum defects and the 1/n dependence of Rydberg energies: Second-order polarization effects, Gordon W. F. Drake and R. A. Swainson

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Variational calculation for the ground state of lithium and the QED corrections for Li-like ions, D. K. McKenzie and Gordon W. F. Drake

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A unified treatment of the non-relativistic and relativistic hydrogen atom: III. The reduced Green functions, R. A. Swainson and Gordon W. F. Drake

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A unified treatment of the non-relativistic and relativistic hydrogen atom II: The Green functions, R. A. Swainson and Gordon W. F. Drake

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A unified treatment of the non-relativistic and relativistic hydrogen atom I: The wavefunctions, R. A. Swainson and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Measurement of the n=2 Lamb shift in He+ by the anisotropy method, A. Van Wijngaarden, J. Kwela, and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 1990

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Erratum: Eigenvalues and retardation effects in the n = 10 states of helium (Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (1989) 22 (L651-L657)), Gordon W. F. Drake

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Bethe logarithms for hydrogen up to n=20, and approximations for two-electron atoms, Gordon W. F. Drake and R. A. Swainson

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Expectation values of rP for arbitrary hydrogenic states, Gordon W. F. Drake and R. A. Swainson

Expectation values of rP for arbitrary hydrogenic states, Gordon W. F. Drake and R. A. Swainson

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An alternative proof of some relations between hydrogenic matrix elements, R. A. Swainson and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 1989

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Eigenvalues and retardation effects in the n=10 states of helium, Gordon W. F. Drake

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Predicted energy shifts for paronic helium, Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 1987

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Erratum: Spontaneous two-photon decay rates in hydrogenlike and heliumlike ions (Physical Review A (1987) 35, 7, (3168)), Gordon W. F. Drake

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Improved anisotropy measurement of the Lamb shift in He+, J. Patel, A. Van Wijngaarden, and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 1986

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Spontaneous two-photon decay rates in hydrogenlike and heliumlike ions, Gordon W. F. Drake

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Lamb shifts and fine-structure splittings for light muonic ions: Hyperfine-structure corrections, R. A. Swainson and Gordon W. F. Drake

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Asymmetry measurement of the 2s1/2(hy1s1/2 relativistic magnetic-dipole matrix element in He+, A. Van Wijngaarden, J. Patel, and Gordon W. F. Drake

Submissions from 1985

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Lamb shifts and fine-structure splittings for the muonic ions - Li, - Be, and - B: A proposed experiment, Gordon W. F. Drake and L. L. Byer

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Two-electron QED corrections in helium-like ions, Gordon W. F. Drake and A. J. Makowski

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Charge-exchange processes of hydrogen ions with Hg atoms at keV energies, A. Van Wijngaarden, J. Patel, K. Becker, and Gordon W. F. Drake