Analysis of the interactions between He+ ions and transition metal surfaces using co-axial impact collision ion scattering spectroscopy
Walker, Marc, Brown, M. G., Draxler, M., Fishwick, L., Dowsett, M. G. and McConville, C. F. (Chris F.). (2011) Analysis of the interactions between He+ ions and transition metal surfaces using co-axial impact collision ion scattering spectroscopy. Surface Science, Vol.605 (No.1-2). pp. 107-115. ISSN 0039-6028Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2010.10.007
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 key. 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 Moliere approximation within the Thomas-Fermi (TFM) interaction potential. The adjustments of the screening length in the TFM potential, predicted by O'Connor, 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. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Surface Science|
|Page Range:||pp. 107-115|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)|
|Grant number:||EP/G004625/1 (EPSRC)|
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