Volume 80, Number 5, December 2007
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Published online||01 November 2007|
Relevant effects of localized atomic interactions and surface density of states on charge transfer in ion-surface collisions
Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) - Güemes 3450 CC 91, S3000GLN Santa Fé, Argentina
2 Departamento de Ingeniería de Materiales, Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional del Litoral - Santa Fé, Argentina
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 10 October 2007
Through a time-dependent quantum-mechanical calculation of the H+ scattering by a highly oriented pyrolitic graphite (HOPG) surface, we are able to satisfactorily reproduce the interesting features we observed in ion scattering experiments in H+/HOPG system. We found that the combined effects of the semimetal character of HOPG together with the localized nature of the carbon atom states primarily determine the angular dependence and the magnitude of the ion fractions for large outgoing angles. The spin fluctuation effects (not considered in the present calculation) are discussed as one of the the main causes of the disagreement between the spinless theory results and the experiments for small exit angles.
PACS: 34.50.Dy – Interactions of atoms and molecules with surfaces; photon and electron emission; neutralization of ions / 34.70.+e – Charge transfer / 81.05.Uw – Carbon, diamond, graphite
© Europhysics Letters Association, 2007
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