Convoy Electrons

  • J. Burgdörfer
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 271)


Recent developments in the theory of the production and of the transport of convoy electrons through solids are reviewed. Similarities and differences to cusp electron emission in binary ion-atom collisions, and to transport of “free” electrons through solids, are highlighted. We also discuss recent observations of convoy electron emission in ion-surface collisions at small glancing angles.


Multiple Scattering Coulomb Field Attenuation Length Screen Coulomb Potential Dynamical Screening 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Burgdörfer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.O.R.N.LOak RidgeUSA

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