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Theory of Atom-Surface Collisions

Part of the Physics of Solids and Liquids book series (PSLI)

Abstract

The field of atom-surface collisions (ASC) has, in the last two decades, become an important and precise subfield of surface science. (Much of the material of this chapter applies also to collisions of ions and molecules with surfaces.) This progress has consisted of major experimental advances—preparation of better controlled, cleaner surfaces, preparation of very well-defined incident beams, development of high-resolution detectors—as well as significant theoretical progress. In the writer’s opinion the experimental advances have outstripped theoretical progress, posing interesting challenges to the theoreticians.

Keywords

Trial Function Target Atom Effective Medium Theory Schroedinger Equation Surface Phonon 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Kohn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of California at Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA

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