Structure Sensitive Scattering of Atoms and Molecules From Solid Surfaces

  • H. Saltsburg


The study of the collisional process in the initial interaction between a gas particle and solid surface is one means of investigating the structure of surfaces. The collisional interaction must not, however, modify that structure but simply reflect it implying that elastic interactions should be of primary interest. Inelastic interactions (including reactive interactions) are of lesser utility in structural studies. In the following a brief review of the use of atomic and molecular beam scattering for surface structure determination is presented (1).


Rayleigh Wave Selective Adsorption Alkali Halide Scattered Beam Collisional Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Saltsburg
    • 1
  1. 1.University of RochesterRochester, New YorkUSA

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