On the Application of Boltzmann Transport Equations to Ion Bombardment of Solids

  • J. B. Sanders


The behavior of energetic particles in solid target materials has been the subject of many papers in the last 5 to 10 years [1,2,3]. However, most of these papers consider the spatial distribution of these particles when they have reached equilibrium with their surroundings. It is, however, of interest also to consider the state of the projectiles before they have reached this equilibrium, in order to obtain information about the speed with which they lose their kinetic energy and the depth where they lose it, which will be the subject of this paper. The starting point of the present paper is the derivation by Mazur and Sanders [4] of the range-equation for energetic projectiles in amorphous target material. The most essential points of this derivation will be briefly recapitulated here.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Sanders
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  1. 1.FOM-Instituut voor Atoom- en MolecuulfysicaAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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