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Author Poelsema, Bene.

Title Scattering of Thermal Energy Atoms [electronic resource] : from Disordered Surfaces / edited by Bene Poelsema, George Comsa.

Published Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1989.


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Physical description 1 online resource (viii, 110 pages).
Series Springer Tracts in Modern Physics, 0081-3869 ; 115
Springer tracts in modern physics ; 115.
Contents Introduction -- Experimental -- The Scattering Mechanism -- Diffuse Scattering as a Tool to Probe the Lateral Distribution of Adatoms and Vacancies (Homogeneous Systems) -- Diffuse Scattering as a Probe of the Lateral Distribution in Heterogeneous Systems -- The Characterization of Stepped Surfaces by Means of Coherent and Diffuse Helium Scattering -- TEAS as a Probe of Thermal Roughness on Monocrystalline Surfaces -- TEAS as a Probe of Surface Coverage -- References -- Subject Index.
Summary A variety of novel applications for the investigation of disordered surfaces by beams of thermal energy atoms are discussed and illustrated by numerous examples. A straightforward semiclassical approach is introduced to yield a remarkably detailed insight into the lateral distributions of diffuse scatterers such as adsorbates, vacancies and atomic steps. The recent discovery that the long range Van der Waals force is the cause of the unusually large cross-sections for diffuse He-scattering on individual defects and impurities led the authors to propose a new methods of surface analysis. They introduce a semiclassical method, the overlap approach, to give a simple and detailed description of He-scattering from disordered surfaces. The method yields subtle, otherwise hardly obtainable information on the nature of interactions between diffuse scatterers. The authors address such questions as the lateral distribution of adsorbates, two-dimensional phase transitions, surface diffusions, and the morphology of growing or sputtered layers.
Other author Comsa, George.
Subject Physics.
Physical organic chemistry.
Plasma (Ionized gases)
Surfaces (Physics)
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783540459835 (electronic bk.)
3540459839 (electronic bk.)