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Analysis of the interactions between He+ ions and transition metal surfaces using co-axial impact collision ion scattering spectroscopy
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Walker، نويسنده , , M. and Brown، نويسنده , , M.G. and Draxler، نويسنده , , M. and Fishwick، نويسنده , , L. and Dowsett، نويسنده , , M.G. and McConville، نويسنده , , C.F.، نويسنده ,
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هفته نامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2011
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The interactions between low energy He+ ions and a series of transition metal surfaces have been studied using co-axial impact collision ion scattering spectroscopy (CAICISS). Experimental data were collected from the Ni(110), Cu(100), Pd(111), Pt(111) and Au(111) surfaces using ion beams with primary energies between 1.5 keV and 4.0 keV. The shadow cone radii deduced from the experimental surface peak positions were found to closely match theoretical predictions. Data analysis was performed using both the FAN and Kalypso simulation codes, revealing a consistent requirement for a reduction of 0.252 in the screening length correction in the Molière approximation within the Thomas–Fermi (TFM) interaction potential. The adjustments of the screening length in the TFM potential, predicted by OʹConnor, and the uncorrected Ziegler–Biersack–Littmark (ZBL) potential both yielded inaccurate results for all of the surfaces and incident energies studied. We also provide evidence that, despite their different computational methodologies, the FAN and Kalypso simulation codes generate similar results given identical input parameters for the analysis of 180° backscattering spectra.
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Copper , PALLADIUM , Low energy ion scattering (LEIS) , Low index single crystal surfaces , Platinum , Ion–solid interactions , nickel , Gold
Journal title :
Surface Science
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