Electronic excitation and charge exchange in low-energy He+ scattering from solid surfaces

R. Souda, T. Aizawa, C. Oshima, Y. Ishizawa

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    The spectral peak of He+ scattered from solid surfaces usually appears at an energy position smaller than that for elastic binary collisions and is sometimes accompanied by remarkable loss peaks. This is due to (1) inelastic electron exchange between He+ and solid surfaces or (2) excitation of surface valence electrons. The mechanism of the electronic transition which leads to inelastic ion scattering is discussed on the basis of experimental results in the low-energy region (10-1000 eV). The ion neutralization mediated by the molecular state during collision is also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)364-368
    Number of pages5
    JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
    Issue number1-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 2

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Instrumentation
    • Surfaces and Interfaces


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