Energy Dissipation at Metal Surfaces: The Electron-Hole Pair Mechanism

  • K. Schönhammer
  • O. Gunnarsson
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 59)

Abstract

Recently there has been much interest in the energy-transfer between a surface and an atom or molecule approaching the surface. The energy-transfer processes e.g. determine the probability that the incoming particle loses its kinetic energy and is adsorbed at the surface. In the case of metal substrates the excitation of electron-hole pairs presents a mechanism in addition to the excitation of substrate phonons. We will consider here the electron-hole (eh) pair mechanism only. As we have reviewed the theoretical description of this mechanism recently [1], we will focus here on the problems one faces in the case when the inelasticity due to eh-pairs is strong.

Keywords

Sorb Chemisorption Hone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Schönhammer
    • 1
  • O. Gunnarsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität GöttingenGöttingenFed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für FestkörperforschungStuttgartFed. Rep. of Germany

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