Ionization of Solids by Heavy Particles

  • Raúl A. Baragiola

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 306)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Theory of Ionization and Electron Emission

  3. Auger Processes at Metallic Surfaces

  4. Kinetic Auger Processes and Shell Effects

  5. Kinetic Electron Emission from Thin Foils

    1. Hermann Rothard, Jean-Paul Thomas, Joseph Remillieux, Jean-Claude Poizat, Robert Kirsch, Karl-Ontjes Groeneveld et al.
      Pages 215-222
    2. A. A. Kozochkina, V. B. Leonas, V. E. Fine
      Pages 223-237
    3. T. Azuma, Y. Yamazaki, K. Komaki, H. Watanabe, M. Sekiguchi, T. Hasegawa et al.
      Pages 239-251
  6. Surface Effects in Kinetic Electron Emission

    1. H. Winter, G. Dierkes, A. Hegmann, J. Leuker, H. W. Ortjohann, R. Zimny
      Pages 253-271
  7. Spin Polarized Electron Emission

    1. F. Meier, A. Vaterlaus, J. C. Gröbli, D. Guarisco, H. Hepp, Yu. Mamaev et al.
      Pages 295-312
    2. C. Rau, N. J. Zheng, M. Rösler, M. Lu
      Pages 313-323
  8. Electron Emission and Charging of Insulators

    1. Jørgen Schou
      Pages 351-358
    2. A. Akkerman, A. Breskin, R. Chechik, A. Gibrekhterman
      Pages 359-380
    3. D. E. Grosjean, R. A. Baragiola
      Pages 381-393
  9. Ionization Effects in Semiconductors and Insulators

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 455-460

About this book


This book collects the papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "Ionization of Solids by Heavy Particles", held in Giardini-Naxos (Taormina), Italy, on June 1 -5, 1992. The meeting was the first to gather scientists to discuss the physics of electron emission and other ionization effects occurring during the interaction of heavy particles with condensed matter. The central problem in the field is how to use observations of electron emission and final radiation damage to understand what happens inside the solid, like excitation mechanisms, the propagation of the electronic excitation along different pathways, and surface effects. The ARW began with a brief survey of the field, stressing the unknowns. It was pointed out that ionization theories can only address the very particular case of weak perturbations. For this problem, this meant high speed, low-charged projectiles (a perturbation treatment of interactions with slow, highly charged ions was later presented). Only semi-empirical models exist for velocities lower than the Fermi velocity in the solid, which can be used to predict kinetic electron emission yields. These models, however, do not address the basic questions about the mechanisms for electron excitation, transport and escape through the surface layer.


collision condensed matter electron ion particles radiation semiconductor

Editors and affiliations

  • Raúl A. Baragiola
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Virginia CharlottesvilleVirginiaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6229-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2840-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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