Redefine heavy ion beams
The following discussion from !548 (merged) should be addressed:
@snuverink_j started a discussion: (+9 comments)
Is there maybe a reference why we use these particle charges for Xenon and Uranium? I think it would be good to add this here.
Beam particle definition for heavy ions is not well determined. Uranium and xenon beams can have different ionization states, but currently OPAL only considers a given charge state. The definition of these particles must be reviewed, establishing univocal values for the mass and the charge states as
PARTICLE types in the
BEAM command. If any user wants to simulate these type of ions with a different ionization state or other isotope kind, it can be done by means of the attributes
CHARGE. In addition, the documentation in the Manual must be modified (see OPAL/documentation/manual#70 (closed)).