Molecular Scattering from Surfaces (Theory)

  • A. E. DePristo
Part of the Physics of Solids and Liquids book series (PSLI)


In this chapter, the concepts and methods associated with the scattering of molecules from clean, perfectly periodic solid surfaces are introduced. Scattering from adsorbate covered and/or nonperiodic surfaces will not be discussed, since these areas are much more complex computationally and/or insufficiently advanced conceptually. Even with this restriction, such a wide variety of physical phenomena can occur in the scattering that it will not be possible to describe these within the confines of a single chapter. And, of course, in such a chapter no attempt will even be made to provide a comprehensive list of references. First the types of phenomena will be mentioned and then the restricted range will be considered.


Rotational State Entrance Channel Exit Channel Translational Energy Gaussian Wave Packet 
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  • A. E. DePristo
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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