Surf-Riding Electron States: Polarization Charge Density Effects Associated with Heavy Ion Motions in Solids
Characterization of charged particle energy loss to electrons in condensed media in terms of polarization waves created by the particle is well known from the early work of Fermi , Bohr , and others. These polarization waves give rise to an oscillatory potential field extending behind and moving along with the particle . We wish to point out that there may exist quasi-stationary states of electrons in the minima of such a field and that electrons may be captured into these surf-riding states.
KeywordsPolarization Wave Photon Distribution Trial Wave Function Aluminum Target Union Carbide Corporation
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