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Auger neutralization of He+ on Cu surfaces: Simulation of azimuthal scans
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
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2013 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, ISSN 0168-583X, Vol. 317, no Part A, 23-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Charge exchange by Auger neutralization (AN) plays an important role in surface analysis techniques such as low energy ion scattering (LEIS). Recent advances in the theoretical description of AN have included a model based on a linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) approach, which is able to calculate accurate neutralization probabilities of He+ due to AN in LEIS. Previous investigations have shown that the neutralization probability is strongly influenced by the distance dependent shift of the He 1s level. In this study simulations of He+ scattered from Cu(100) and Cu(110) surfaces at fixed azimuth angles are presented. Additionally, the azimuth dependence of ion- and neutral-yield for He+ scattered from Cu(100) is simulated and compared to experimental data. Calculations were performed using the LCAO model in combination with molecular dynamics simulations. The excellent agreement between simulation and experiment provides evidence that the obtained values for the level shift are a characteristic property of the surface.

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2013. Vol. 317, no Part A, 23-27 p.
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LEIS, Charge exchange, Auger-neutralization, Ion fraction, Cu surfaces
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-217634DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2012.12.090ISI: 000329378100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-217634DiVA: diva2:694270
Available from: 2014-02-06 Created: 2014-02-04 Last updated: 2014-02-06Bibliographically approved

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