Radiative electron capture by backscattered ions from solid surfaces

K. Koyama*, T. Kaneko

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


    Radiative electron capture by heavy ions scattered at grazing incidence on solid surfaces is investigated. Remarkable oscillations in cross‐sections of the process versus the distance of ions from the surface are found. This behaviour is ascribed to the correlation between the ion velocity and electronic states near the surface. The dependence of the cross‐sections on the incidence angle is calculated for the several primary energies. The possibility of the surface structure analysis by a measurement of the radiative electron capture is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)485-492
    Number of pages8
    JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B): Basic Research
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1977

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics


    Dive into the research topics of 'Radiative electron capture by backscattered ions from solid surfaces'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this