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Title: Sputtering of atoms in fine structure states: A probe of excitation and de-excitation events
Authors: Garrison, BJ ×
Winograd, N
Chatterjee, R
Postawa, Z
Wucher, A
Vandeweert, Erno
Lievens, Peter
Philipsen, Vicky
Silverans, Roger #
Issue Date: Sep-1998
Publisher: John wiley & sons ltd
Series Title: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry vol:12 issue:18 pages:1266-1272
Abstract: The electronic mechanisms leading to the formation of excited atoms from ion-bombarded metal surfaces have been examined in light of recent experimental observations, Specifically, populations and kinetic energy distributions are compared for metastable fine structure states of In, Rh, Ni, Co and Ag, The comparison shows that the populations of these depend strongly on the electronic configuration of the departing atom and its correspondence with the metallic band structure, Current hypotheses about fundamental processes are discussed. Missing parts of our understanding of these processes are enumerated, and a number of new experiments aimed toward filling in these gaps are proposed. (C) 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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ISSN: 0951-4198
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
× corresponding author
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